Minimize Your Things
You are probably sick and tired of hearing about minimalism. But you are going to have to bear with me just one more time. You need it now!
It’s truly the way to go. Here is why; it simplifies your life, that is it. So what is the big deal with that? Everything! It means that your brain can breathe, you can breathe.
When you get rid of unnecessary things it can relax your brain enough to get other things done. It’s also a great motivator to getting your life to go in a different direction.
If you want to change, you’re going to have to change your most sacred spot, your home.
Your Things Are killing Your Vibe!
Look around you at a messy spot in your house. What comes to mind? Is it stress? Is it negative comments about you? Or maybe a flood of emotions brought on by endless unfinished projects?
This is why you need to let go of any little thing you are not using. Listen, you are not using it, so why do you keep on holding on to it?
And before you answer, let me tell you, if you haven’t used it once today or in the last month, it’s because of habit.
Habit can trigger a pain response when getting rid of things; the anterior cingulate cortex and the insula – both of which are associated with conflict and pain become activated and you then find it hard to let go of things.
Want to read more on How Clutter Drains Your Brain? Check out this post by Leon Ho in LifeHack.
Have You Entered the Grandma Zone?
Remember Grandma with her line of porcelain cats? Do you have a line of toothbrushes going on in your drawer?
Have you ever asked yourself why do I need all those toothbrushes, half-empty shampoo bottles, fifty pens, etc.? Grandma is not living with you, so it’s okay to give away all those extras.
We live in a world of extreme abundance, yet none of these things are filling up our souls.
Habits Are The Vain of Our Less Than Stellar Existence.
Habits keep us thinking we need to surround ourselves by everything we’ve ever accumulated. Take a deep breath and with it release the notion that you need things to make you happy.
You don’t need it all! Please understand that. So how do you even begin to clear it all out? I say by taking it on all at once. This is one of the instances where the more time you take, the harder it is to see a difference.
We will not go the extreme some people go with minimalism. Minimalism to me means fewer things that I don’t use, and thus less clutter. But it doesn’t have to mean going without. It means having useful, really useful things surrounding you.
Now, how do you begin?
Dedicate one weekend to de-cluttering your home. Anyone can do this! It might mean not doing anything else that weekend but I can guarantee you; your life will get a jump-start to a new you.
It will allow you to realign your goals, and your goals are where change is at!
If you are ready to take that jump and really why wouldn’t you be? Here is the link to my “How to de-clutter your life “ post.
Go! Go and release that stress, go and get your goals!
The Health Impacts of Clutter on your brain. https://www.projectwellnessnow.com/the-health-impact-of-clutter-on-your-brain/
How Clutter Drains Your Brain and What To Do About It. https://www.lifehack.org/614685/how-clutter-drains-your-brain-and-what-you-can-do-about-it
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