Ever felt the frustration of a slow-speed laptop and then realized that you had 3,471 tabs open that were causing the lag?
Or, do you remember the time you could not focus on just one thing because your head was filled with thoughts of all your other to-dos?
Or, when Google notified you of your swiftly-depleting online storage and asked you to pay for more space and you saw that more than three-fourths of your emails and photographs were junk and you had to spend your entire weekend deleting them?
These are e-versions of what can happen when you allow your living space to get overrun with stuff.
It’s not surprising when it results in one lagging behind in work, losing mental clarity and focus and incurring an unnecessary wastage of time and money.
So, are you often:
Unable to find an important paper because it is inside that pile you never got around to sorting.
Complaining about ‘having no clothes to wear’ because your wardrobe is full of clothes that you “will fit into, one day”?
Overeating because it’s easier to do that than to organize the amount of stuff you own?
If you’ve answered yes to even one of the three questions, then it’s important for you to declutter your living space to feel vital and re-energized.
Studies have shown that clutter can adversely impact one’s mental health.
It makes sense, then, to let go of things that have fulfilled their purpose to make space for the new to enter.
Follow these 3 steps to help you declutter and move towards a lighter, brighter YOU:
“Does this spark joy?” Marie Kondo suggests you ask your body and emotions this question while holding the item you’re not sure you want to keep or give away. She asks you more of such questions that will not only make you rethink your possessions but even your entire way of life. Read about the KonMari ‘once-cleaned, never-messy-again’ method of simplifying, organizing and storing.
Don’t let the stagnant energy of clutter stop you from reaching your #lifegoals. These podcasts give you both instructions and inspirations to tackle your physical, emotional and mental clutter.
You don’t have to go it alone. An e-course, with daily inputs of insights and motivation, can be a great hand-holding guide in your journey of letting go. We’ve got a stack of them for you to choose from according to your requirements.
Sonia Rao is the Editor-in-Chief at Thriive Art & Soul