Life is a beautiful mess. We find beauty in the chaos we see and experience in our everyday lives. However, there are certain types of chaos and disorder that we should not put up with like a messy home, bad relationships with other people, and even bad time and priority management.
Such things can be detrimental to our own peace and well-being. So what can we do to avoid such disorder in our lives? Well, one has to start cleaning up and de-cluttering their life.
Identify which causes disorder in your life
To begin with the process of simplifying and cleansing your life, you must first identify what causes such chaos in the first place. For example, if you are having a hard time managing your time, then you should look for things that easily distract you and get rid of them from your life.
Perhaps it is a new app or game you have in your phone, or there’s a new movie or TV series out now that is taking too much of your time, or even you may be spending too much time with your friends that is causing you to miss out on work or schoolwork.
You need to identify these things and put a stop to it immediately. You do not need to throw away such matters from your life necessarily. You just need to learn to prioritise what to put first in your life.
Get rid of the unnecessary clutter
In the more physical state of things, messy areas can be attributed to stress, and an organised home can help soothe the nerves and helps with relaxation. To start, you will need to sort out all your physical belongings and check whether or not you can still find some use for it.
Think Marie Kondo, but more for your own personal well-being. If the item does not serve any purpose or has not been used over the past few months, then you might as well get rid of it. However, some items still have a place in our hearts like mementoes and other sentimental items.
For those items, we can set aside in special containers like a pallet system of storage.
Focus on bettering yourself
There will come a time when you will want to go back to your old ways and start becoming more and more distracted by other things. As much as possible, you need to focus on bettering yourself. You need a sound and calm state of mind to live life at its fullest, and you will constantly have to de-clutter and clean up to do so.
As long as you do not need it in your life, you should get rid of it. It is quite similar to what the Stoics do or what minimalism teaches us. Learn to live simply and to focus on whatever it is you are doing, and your distractions will simply cease to be.
There are hundreds of other ways a person can learn to clean and de-clutter their life. But in this guide, we tackled only the basics, which are: identifying the cause of your life’s clutter, dealing with it, and focusing on bettering one’s self to avoid getting into a similar problem.
As long as you follow the listed items, you can expect to see a change in your life.