Decluttering as therapy

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

You may appreciate nice decoration items, or you may love reading. You might be crazy about fashion with a wardrobe ready (and maybe a bit stuffed) for every season.

We all have our passions and little things that make us happy.

Nowadays it is so easy to find everything you like or you think you like just a click away. The Internet made it also easy to navigate through websites related to the passion you have or to just find items that you think might be so useful and nice to have. It is enough sometimes to just follow the influencers’ social profiles and imagine what a good life they have and wish to get the same by purchasing more and more. By developing new passions or just shopping compulsively and not knowing anymore when enough is just enough.

The worse part? You just find yourself surrounded by stuff you are actually never using and you even forgot why you even bought it in the first instance. I am sure that you do not want to find yourself stuck in an environment where you are not feeling comfortable, most notably during these times where most of us have to work from home. It is your house, after all.

It is indeed hard to deal with the feeling that you can't handle your mess anymore, but you are also too busy to tidy up. Or maybe you just need some help to stop compulsive shopping. Sometimes it can be a simple matter of organization, and you can have some secure solutions at hand. We will tell you more about how to deal with stress and how decluttering can genuinely help you

Optimize the way you solve problems

First of all, think about your well-being. Finding yourself in the middle of clutter can be quickly stressful, so think about how you can benefit from it in your personal life. Avoid overthinking. Try to be more pragmatic. Think about a game where you have to fit pieces at the correct place: you have some spaces in a room, and you have to find an optimal way to fit your stuff there. And do it at your own pace. You have to figure out what works best for you, and what option will keep you motivated. Decluttering is manageable. You can start with the smallest space/room at the house, in a "let's give it a try" mood. When you are finished, you'll see how the process flowed and realize that you can achieve such great results by your means. On the flip side, you'd rather start by the most challenging space/room. In the end, you will feel brave enough to face everything else. Do you see how this can be encouraging? If you can sort out your physical space, it can eventually help you to manage stress during work and even for your personal life.

Cleaning and organizing can be a sort of therapy.

If you allow yourself to concentrate on your decluttering process, you will probably disconnect from your everyday worries. By moving things from one place to another, you will feel more active and energetic. It is, somehow, a physical activity that enables your mind to wander for a while. Your brain will also exercise because you have to tailor your decluttering over two bases: to sort what you are not going to use anymore and then to rearrange what remains in the best manner. The hardest thing is to get your hands on it. A good incentive to stop procrastinating and start your organization process is to think about how much the result will bring you relief. Don't forget that you are investing in a transformation focused on your well being. You will feel much better at seeing how much you can resignify the use of some objects and how nice it is to be in a tidy home.

Believe it or not, you will also make other people happy!

Decluttering is not about throwing everything away. Some items may not age well, and you won't have another option but throwing it away. But the goal is to rethink the way you consume and be more conscious about it in the future. It will avoid useless and compulsive shopping. You might find a specific something that you had forgotten, but that will be quite useful now. You can sell some of the stuff that you were planning to throw out or even make a kind donation that will help others.

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