We’ve all had days where we wake up one morning only to feel so overwhelmed with our daily routine that all we want to do is tune off for the day and go back to sleep. This is especially true for young businessmen and marketers, whose work responsibilities can seriously weigh them down, both physically and spiritually.
It might be because of a stressful day ahead, or even because you don’t know what you’re going to do on that day. Either way, it’s important to regain your sense of control over life by getting yourself decluttered. Here are some ways how you can lighten your load, because sometimes the biggest problems can have the simplest solutions:
Clear Your Head
The first thing people think of when they hear the word clutter is a mess of dishes or an unorganized wardrobe. However, psychologists have revealed that the problem, more often than not, is in your head. Clearing your head by spending some alone time or unwinding in a way that suits you can not only help you declutter your mind, but can give you a moment of immense clarity.
So, go ahead and take that long relaxing bubble bath, or burst out at the gym, or anything else that will help you clear your head. Because you’re not going to declutter anything until you get rid of the clutter in your head!
Simplify Your Home
Sometimes the most obvious way to declutter something is to simplify your routine, procedure or living/work space. While most of us have well-aligned and properly organized work stations, our homes tend to be the exact opposite, and many people tend to overlook the impact of living in a cluttered environment. So, try carrying on your organized work ethics onto other aspects of your life, especially your home.
Yes, routines may be dull and boring, and add more monotony to an already dreary schedule. The best way to declutter your life in this case is to establish and follow well-defined routines, thereby simplifying your life, and your schedule. Having a defined routine is especially useful for young entrepreneurs as it can alleviate the anxiety associated with running a business. A routine will help you daily chores more efficiently, and will also keep you better prepared for unforeseen circumstances.
Create a Budget
Just as your business operates on a certain budget, or you’ve kept a budget for that new car or house, you can also declutter your life by creating a personal budget. And seeing that money is one of the world’s most common stress factors, forecasting and budgeting your weekly, monthly, and spontaneous expenses will give you greater control over your money. In addition, while money might not be able to buy you happiness, you can definitely live a happier life when your money is in your total control.
Organize your Diet
No amount of personal or work decluttering will amount to anything if you’re not in sound health. And the only way to achieve that is to organize your own diet. While almost everyone lives a different lifestyle depending on their age and wealth, everyone can benefit from the health effects of an organized diet. Another advantage of organizing your diet is that it gives you greater control of what you eat and when you eat it.