7 Practical Tips To Declutter Your Mind

Simply + Fiercely

I’m a minimalist, and I’ve made great strides in decluttering my physical space over the years.

But in all honesty, my mental space is much more challenging. The pressures of daily life compound, and sometimes, it’s hard to tune out the noise.

While I’m still a work in progress, I’m also proud of how far I’ve come over the years. There are small, practical things that have had a massive impact on my mental energy, and that’s what I want to share with you today.

It is enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand, which is one of the reasons we have clutter in the first place. Decluttering decisions are complex and often painful, so we store things away to deal with later.

Declutter your home

Little things like caring for my houseplants or doing small projects around the house are a great way to get out of my head and into my body.

Practice mindfulness—on your terms

Your dirty work is the hard stuff you keep putting off: maybe it’s doing your taxes, cleaning out your garage, or signing up for the gym.

Do your dirty work

Regardless of the cause, when faced with a problem or obstacle, it’s so common to look for the most complicated solution first instead of the simplest.

Look for the path of least resistance

This process helps me recommit to what matters and, conversely, let go of what doesn’t. It’s definitely a powerful tool for clearing mental clutter.

Set aside time for self-reflection

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