Is your mind constantly bouncing from thought to thought? Do you feel like you have so many things going on that you can’t focus on the important elements in your life? The stress of clutter in your brain can greatly impact your life. While completely avoiding stress isn’t possible, you can learn to declutter your life to focus your attention on what’s important.
To declutter your life you’ll need to make a plan and stick with it. It will take time and is a long term process versus a short term solution. But once you get going, the relief from letting go of the stress and clutter will feel therapeutic. Take a look below at our suggestions on how to reduce stress and declutter your life.
1. Just Say No
Our lives are full of amazing opportunities and it’s hard to turn them down. But when you have work, friend, family, social, and volunteer commitments you become bogged down with stress and strain. If you are feeling the stress of overcommitment it’s time to take a good look at your schedule and declutter it.
Start by writing down all of your commitments. Seeing them in writing in front of you will help visualize what you’ve agreed to and how it is affecting your life. Once you have your list, then you need to decide which commitments are necessary or bring enough joy that they are worth keeping. Ultimately, learning to say no to commitments that you don’t have time for or don’t enjoy will help you keep your life in order and produce less stress.