Take a more minimalist approach to your life. Remove the unnecessary clutter in your environment. Throw away, give away, or sell items that you don’t need or use. In other words, if it doesn’t bring you happiness or isn’t serving you in any way, it’s time to get rid of it.
Not sure where to start? Follow the steps below!
Step 1: Choose a spot to begin your decluttering process. Start simple. Tackle your closet or that bookshelf first. Every small step counts. You don’t necessarily have to go through your entire house in one go. Even 5 minutes a day is something.
Step 2: Create different bags or bins for ‘throwaway items,’ ‘give away items,’ and ‘to-sell items.’
Step 3: Have friends over and dig in. Or simply throw on some tunes and get to it. And remember, it’s about progress, not perfection.
Step 4: Throw away, give away or sell the items that you don’t use, that don’t bring you happiness, or that don’t serve you in any way.
Step 5: Feel that weight lift off your shoulders and your mind relax. Discover a higher mental clarity without all that extra stuff.
You can take this decluttering process a step further by assigning ‘sacred’ spaces in your home. These spaces are set areas for specific activities. For example, that comfy chair by your window could become your reading nook. Or that open space in your living room could become your yoga spot.
Here is a simple step-by-step process to get you there:
Step 1: Brainstorm activities that you would like to be able to perform in your space. Write them down.
Step 2: Imagine yourself performing these activities in your space. What does that ideal situation look like? What is in your space? What surrounds your space?
Step 3: Create a layout of how you want your space to be or look so that you can perform that activity.
Step 4: Make your dream a reality. Create that space. Afterward, you can add lighting or plants — but try to stick to decor items that are more meaningful and functional rather than simply things that take up space.
Improve Your Brain Health By Cleaning Up Your Space
Start cleaning up the space around you today. Clear your space and your mind. You’ll be surprised by how quickly your concentration, focus, and other cognitive abilities improve. Create that optimal environment for yourself. It makes all the difference.