Do you ever feel overwhelmed and paralyzed from everything that’s happening around you?
Yes, of course you do because you have a lot of mental, physical, and emotional baggage.
I’m sure you might have seen the message clear the clutter on your google photos.
So what do you do when you see such messages on your digital devices?
You clear away stuff you don’t need and arrange things that you do need systematically. You can use the same formula to your life as well.
Declutter your mind written by Barrie Davenport and S.J. Scott explains how to How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking.
So what exactly is clutter?
Clutter can be anything physical, digital, mental, emotional or spiritual, and each type can be overwhelming.
The book is divided into 4 sections, teaching you how to declutter your thoughts, goals relationships and surroundings.
Read the entire summary to clear the clutter in any area of your life, and take the first step today for lasting results.
Decluttering your thoughts
We’ve all experienced negative thoughts and anxiety in our lives. But why does this happen? It’s a primitive fight or flight response to get ourselves ready and when this is abused it can prove to be detrimental to our health.
Overthinking can take a toll on both our mental and physical health.
There’s a stoic quote which says we suffer more in our minds than we do in our real lives. The things that we worry about most often never really happens.
”He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right” This is a famous quote by Henry Ford.
The next time you find yourself having a negative conversation with yourself be in the moment and understand why it’s happening.
Relax and breathe deeply and resolve what you can.
Decluttering your life obligations
If you don’t write down your goals and your vision you’re just going to be drifting around going nowhere.
It’s important to have a goal more specifically Create Quarterly S.M.A.R.T. Goals. It stands for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timebound.
Create a Mental Inventory (map):
– Things you need to do
– Things you should do
– Things you want to do
– Things that can be put off
Break big goals into actionable little projects, that can be achieved easily.
Decluttering your relationships
Let go of the past. There’s nothing you can do about it, it’s over move past it. Just focus on what you can control.
Bad relationships can be emotionally draining and overwhelming while Close relationships and social connections keep you happy and healthy.
You don’t need a lot of Fake Facebook friends to keep you happy. All you need is a close-knit circle of friends who have your back with mutual trust and respect. Less is more in this case so declutter your relationships wisely. Let the negative ones go.
If you find negative interactions that leave you emotionally drained, then you should look for ways to either improve these relationships or remove certain people from your life.
Decluttering your surroundings
Clutter in your environment can cause a lot of different problems. Clutter can reduce your efficiency and make you feel overwhelmed, which can cause stress and anxiety. Clutter can decrease your creativity, and it can become a big problem in your life.
It’s hard to make progress with a cluttered mind similarly it’s overwhelming to operate in a cluttered environment. With plenty of options, it’s hard to make a decision we freak out. Again less is more it’s essential to have a minimalist approach.
While decluttering your surroundings starting off with the closet and a desk is a great start.