The dictionary meaning of Declutter is " To Remove Unnecessary items "
In this post, I will briefly explain how to declutter your mind and space and why is it so necessary.
First, let's talk about decluttering space.
Most of us are a shopaholic and we buy so many stuff which is sometimes not needed.
But still, we buy
* As it was on discount
* It was too good
* latest trend or in fashion etc
We end up filling our homes with so many things and stuff which actually we don't need and we won't use much.
It's said that if you have not used a dress or a product for the past 6 months to a year means you actually don't need it. In that case, it's better to dispose of it, give it to someone else who can use and utilize it.
Especially clothes or apparel.
I am sure all of us have wardrobes full of clothes many of which are not used regularly.
Similarly makeup and accessories, we have abundant of it and not to forget footwear.
All this makes our home filled with stuff.
To Properly dispose of these stuff:
* Share with your siblings or cousins if they are Okay with accepting those.
My younger sister asked me to keep books & toys of my kids so that her kids can use those.
I happily gifted all those toys to her as those were expensive ones with lots of lovely memories.
Now my nephews are playing with those toys.
* Donate to poor
I regularly donate my old clothes, utensils, and even old furniture ( which we are not using ) to my maid and her family, so that they can use those, and that makes lots of space at my home.
We can donate stuff which we are not using to the poor so that they also get something good and it's Charity :)
* Donate to Orphanage
In every city, there are orphanage and slum areas where we can easily donate clothes, toys, books, etc.
Things that are not being used in our home can be useful for someone else.
So this way we can declutter our space and make some space.
Now about decluttering our mind :)
We all are great Thinkers :)
We think and think, sometimes useful and most of the time useless stuff.
Overthinking can cause stress and makes us exhausted. Then we also feel tired and sick.
So it is so important and necessary to declutter our minds also like our space at home.
We think about the Past, Present & future.
We keep on thinking about what happened in past, especially the negative ones or the bad experiences.
It replays in our minds again and again. Then either we feel sad or depressed or get irritated over small things.
I wish it was possible to erase some bad memories and experiences but sadly that's not possible.
We can't erase a particular memory, what best we can do is Divert our Mind when such thoughts come.
We cannot change what happened in past, difficult to forget also.
The best is Learn from your past mistakes. And stop thinking much about what already happened and can not be changed now.
I have seen many planning a lot about the future.
Worrying so much about kid's higher education, marriage, etc.
In my opinion, we should not plan much and worry much.
We never know what's going to happen next so no point in worrying so much.
As a parent, we do our best and then pray.
Overthinking or overplanning is not good.
Worrying so much will not let you live your present peacefully.
In day to day life also we overthink. Especially ladies :)
We can be awarded as best thinkers or super planners :)
To some extent it's Okay but again excess of it is bad.
There are so many thoughts running simultaneously in a home maker's mind
* Grocery shopping
* Kids education
* Kids diet
* Hubby & his mood
* In-laws & guests
* Own profession
* Mom's house
* Shopping & sales
The list is long :)
Dear Sisters relax
Take a deep breath
The world is not going to end today
We have time
We will conquer each one by one :)
Buy a few good diaries and planners,
Write there about what you have planned for a week.
Brain dump everything there and relax.
I do so, have plenty of diaries.
Write everything there, starting from grocery needs to pending assignments.
Check it daily and finish your work one by one.
This way we can be more organized and less stressed.
As we all know stress is so bad for health.
So by thinking less and being organized we can declutter our mind.
If possible forgive some and forget some
( Will make your life better & easier )
Think that you are doing this for your benefit, for your peace of mind.
Hope you all liked this post and found it useful.
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