Spring has sprung

Here’s why you should declutter your room and your life

Spring is finally here and it is time to rid those winter blues, so put away those coats and bring out your swimsuits. What better way to kick off the new season than to do some spring cleaning? There is something satisfying about a clean, tidy home; I encourage you to dig deeper than your closet and extend that feeling mentally and emotionally.

I am aware that cleaning does not sound very appealing to a lot of people, however, it may sound less dreadful if you think of it as a form of self-care. Use this time as an opportunity to create the best version of yourself. 

The best way to start is by taking initiative, stop procrastinating and seize the day. Making a list of tasks you need to accomplish would be a helpful start. Determine what needs polishing, organizing, scrubbing, etc. Write out a second list for determining what things you would like to work on within yourself mentally, emotionally and physically. After evaluating what you would like to accomplish, get to work.

 You can begin by decluttering, if you are anything like me, you have a “junk drawer” full of miscellaneous things you haven’t used in the last year. Metaphorically, I also have a “junk drawer” of bad habits, pent up emotions, and even people. These things can take up space in your room and weigh you down mentally. So, get rid of those old t-shirts you have not worn in years, cut ties with those toxic friends who weigh you down, and break your bad habits. Simply put, declutter your life of anything that no longer benefits you. With this new unoccupied space you can now replace it with healthy habits, such as developing a good sleeping schedule, eating nutritious food, and exercising.

Next, you can begin organizing your space. Maintaining a clean, tidy environment is good for inner peace, mess can cause stress and affect productivity. You can also organize yourself mentally, create goals, set affirmations, and evaluate the steps you’ll take to become the best version of yourself. Moreover, you can organize your time to increase your productivity and make the most out of your day, every day. Additionally, you can evaluate the things holding you back from that and cut them out. 

While it may seem challenging or intimidating, getting started is the hardest part. Don’t overwhelm yourself and try completing one task a day. It will become a habit and help create a healthier lifestyle.