A decade ago, I lived in a constant state of exhaustion. My stress levels were through the roof, and I felt trapped because I had too much stuff and too many responsibilities.
Everything from vacuuming to dusting to laundry—a clean home is easier to maintain when there is less stuff to deal with. And for me, it’s more than just a convenience.
With fewer things, I had a more relaxed mind, and suddenly there was always time for the important things.
You spend less time caring, cleaning and searching for your stuff. You also save money—you’re not accidentally buying duplicates because you either can’t find or remember what you already own, and you’re not spending money on storage either.
Decluttering is a tool that creates peace of mind by not only creating physical space but also mental space.
It’s scary, but I’ve learned that when you find the courage to declutter your life, you stop being defined by what you own and what you do. You’re forced to present your true self to the world, and this creates self-confidence.