Eleanor Brownn once said, “Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.”
A cluttered mind does more damage than weigh you down. It’s a manifestation of yours fears, stresses, and life ambiguities, holding you back and distracting you from achieving the amazing things you are meant to do and be.
While decluttering your mind may be easier said than done, the fact is, it can be done. First and foremost, identify your desires, your passions, your excitements. I know you’ve heard this phrase before, “Life is too short,” but the reality is…Life is short. Don’t waste it away. Discover your desires and prioritize them ahead of any external and internal resistance.
Don’t allow your fears, guilt, and negativity get in the way. Don’t let the pursuit for the unattainable perfection hinder your achievements and growth. Uncover your desires and instead of wishing for it, the second step is to let go of anything and everything that doesn’t serve you and start working for what does.
While I imagine if you had the option to live an “easy life” you’d take it, the question is, will an easy life make you proud? Because at the end, I think you’ll appreciate more and gain a bigger sense of satisfaction and fulfillment if you look back and discover that you’ve created a life you’re proud of. And how do you create such a life? You constantly grow. And to grow, you must adjust and make changes in yourself and surroundings to overcome life’s difficulties and challenges to continuously move forward. You have to work for it. But I bet, you’ll be happier doing such.
Lastly, to declutter your mind, you must focus your energy and make the decision to spend it wisely to become the person you’re meant to be. Actively make an effort to make conscious, positive, and productive thoughts by quieting the unnecessary noise around you and trusting your intuition.
Clear your mind AND clear your space, and begin to think and act with purpose.