You’re just starting your life as an adult, and yet it’s already full of clutter. You have a messy room, a messy job and messy relationships. Too much waste around you can slow you and drag you down.
So, how do you take them out?
Here are 6 full-proof steps to remove waste from your life totally:
Don’t keep too many things
These objects that hold “sentimental value” will only clog up your apartment. You can’t afford to keep all these things forever. Start cleaning up by removing physical clutter from those high school and college boxes.
Find time to organize a garage sale. It’s the best way to lose the physical clutter, and at the same time, gain money and friends.
Organized Home has a terrific article on organizing yard sales.
One of the biggest mistakes young people make is they spend so much on things that they don’t need, and spend so much time on doing things that are not productive. This is a whopping lie.
Save money even while in high school. Invest your money. Let it grow. Don’t wait, start today.
Money wasted on useless things and useless efforts would only add clutter into your life. Barclay gives you several reasons why you should invest your money.
Too much time is spent on worries and anxieties. Stop thinking about the “what-if’s” in your head. Think positive. Look forward to what the future has in store for you.
You may have done countless of nonsense things before, but all those were in the past. Start being proactive about your future.
Engage yourself in productive activities rather than sulking and moping around.
Organize your time
Aside from being proactive, be in control of your own time. Too much time is also wasted on stalking people using social media, or watching nonsense shows late at night.
Find a hobby that’s relaxing and productive at the same time. Keep a planner and remind yourself to consult it always.
Successful Academic has some great insights on time management.
Review your goals and passions
When you feel a little lost in the middle of all the clutter, review your goals. What do you want to do most? What are your passions? What do you want and what do you need?
Make a list according to this and remove everything in your life that you have no passion for.
Learn to say no
Lastly, learn to say no. If you have a friend who is a harmful influence, say no. If you feel the urge to shop, say no to yourself. If there are things you can’t handle, say no.
Letting too many people and too many memories clutter your mind is counterproductive. Limit yourself to the things and people you need.
Life can throw so many things at you – people, events, and memories. It’s up to you to decide which ones will stay and which ones need to go. Remember, you can’t pour blessings in a cup that is already full. Make room for new experiences.