HTS Part 7: {de}clutter

Clutter. It can make a mess of your house, and also your mind. It's accumulates quickly and doesn't go away unless you take action. What actions are those? Well, sit tight and I'll give you a few ideas. 💡

I talk a lot about relaxing, and gaining perspective. But one interesting link around clutter (at least for me) is that when the physical space surrounding me is organized, I feel organized. Here are some easy tips to staying de-cluttered.

• Don't let the "stuff" hook you. I find myself falling into the vice of buying things because they are "cute" or because someone else has it. DON'T! Sticking to the necessary items will keep your living quarters orderly, with less things to put away (or display).

• If you haven't used it in over a year, get rid of it! Local Buy and Sells are great for getting rid of unwanted things, as well as donation sites. Bottom line is, if you have things around that you haven't used for a while, you probably won't use them again soon and they are taking up space.

• Baby steps. This may seem like a daunting task, but it's worth it. Don't give up, just pick away at it. Setting (realistic) goals for yourself will help keep you on track.

I'm no expert on keeping things simple, but I do know that when we keep our lives and homes uncomplicated, it makes for a de-cluttered mind! Being focused and centred helps us use our energy in the most efficient way possible.

Stay simple.

[ps. Maybe I should be a yoga instructor with all of these motivational words.]

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