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Spring Clean and Declutter Your Life

posted by Rob on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

If you feel like you’re overwhelmed by clutter, now is a great time to ‘spring clean’ your life. Clutter is not only distracting. It can weigh you down and make it feel like everything is getting on top of you. Here are a few suggestions on how to declutter your life with a spring clean:

Spring clean your routines

Many people haven’t got any set routines in their lives, and simply tackle daily tasks as they happen. Without some structure, it can lead to chaotic days as you scramble to sort things out. Instead, batch tasks together. For example, instead of doing your laundry several times throughout the week, do it all on one day. It’s helpful to write down all of your weekly and daily obligations and tasks, and then plan out daily and weekly routines. Hang it up where you can see it and try to follow it as best as you can. You may find that by just having everything laid out brings a new sense of order to your life.

Spring clean your commitments

Start by writing down all the things you to do, whether that’s at home, work, school, in your religious or civic life, with friends and family, hobbies, and so on. Seeing it all written down in front of you can be quite an eye-opening experience, as well as overwhelming. Once you’ve got everything written down, it’s time for a spring clean! Look at each one and decide whether it really brings joy to your life, and if it is worth the amount of time that you invest in it. Another way to refine your commitments is to identify a few that you truly love, and get rid of the rest. Learning how to say no and declining offers is liberating. If you eliminate the things that don’t bring joy into your life, you’ll have more time for the things that you love.

Try something new

Another fantastic way to give yourself a push is to start something new, such as trying out a new sport or learning a language. You could even ask out the person who has attracted your attention for a long time. By starting something new, you will also discover more about yourself and develop new skills.

If you do want to blow away the mental cobwebs, it can be very beneficial to study something new. Oxbridge Home Learning offers a wide range of distance learning courses to meet your needs. For example, you could start a creative writing diploma or learn how to be a make-up artist.