Don’t you love that feeling after an intense cleaning session? Everything feels new. You feel free. It’s good to purge the clutter every now and then, and I’m not just talking about items in your home or room.
Today we are going to talk about why it is important to clear the clutter.
If you’re like me, clutter creates anxiousness. I feel like I can’t find things or things are going to waste. Clearing the clutter is about starting with a clean slate. Free of distractions and surrounded by what you need (and a little bit of what you want).
Doesn’t have to be tangible items.
Clutter can be a habit or routine that isn’t necessarily adding value. Yet, it is taking up your time. How many times have you caught yourself doing something without understanding why? It’s just something you’re used to doing. Free up your time, and ditch that habit or routine. The goal is to only include actions that are purposeful and impactful.
Some relationships can create clutter, too.
Relationships and friendships shouldn’t be draining. Or, does it feel like you’re holding onto people but not exactly sure why. This is probably the hardest clutter to clear, but not every relationship is meaningful or healthy. And, that’s okay. It takes realizing that first to then understand the best way to handle them. The best way for you.
This wouldn’t be a true “clear the clutter” post if we didn’t talk about the material items taking up valuable space in your life or home. If you’re not wearing that shirt you purchased five years ago, now’s a good time to let it go.
It’s about protecting your peace.
Freeing yourself and your mind to think clearly and act with intent and purpose. The next time you decide it’s time for a spring cleaning session of your home or apartment, do the same thing in your life.
Don’t be afraid to let things go. It’s just making room for something else, something better.