How to Declutter your Life in Five Easy Ways

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When we say decluttering, the first thing we can think of is the cleaning and organizing part of our homes. The number one reason we declutter is that we want to free up some space and let go of the things that didn’t matter anymore. However, it doesn’t only apply to physical things, we can also declutter our lives.

Simple Ways to Declutter your Life

What are the things that are keeping you down? Are there things that are troubling your mental peace and bringing chaos to your life? Then, I guess it’s time for you to declutter your life.

1.Lessen commitments

Are you the type of person who always gets to say yes to everything? Now, you should learn to say no. It doesn’t matter who ask you the favor, put yourself first before saying yes.

Make a list of all your commitments. From there, evaluate if that is important to you, or if it makes you happy and worth spending your time on. Eliminate stuff that is less worthy and you will have more time doing the things you love.

When committing to something, ask yourself first; Does that make me happy? Will it help me grow? Can I help people by doing this? If yes, then go and do it. If not, better say no and save time in doing something that is of value.

2. Set Goals

Know what you want to be and where you want to go in five or ten years. Whether you want to be a businessman earning big money or you want to travel around the world, it is important to set that goal as early as now. By doing so, you will keep your focus and develop a concrete plan in achieving those things.

3. Get rid of all your debts

Do you believe that our debts are weighing us down? We eventually could not save or invest more than we want to since we have to pay all of those debts first. It kind of stops us from moving forward.

What do we do to be free from all our debts? List everything, from the smallest to your biggest debt. Pay the small ones first and once you’re done with it, aim to pay for the bigger ones. You might not be able to pay all of it in one or two months, just bear with it for a while. The sense of freedom you get from getting rid of all your debts is just so satisfying and worth sacrificing for.

4. Let go of friends

We all have that friend whom we promised to keep in touch with at one point but eventually lost contact as time goes by. We should learn to acknowledge and accept the fact that people change and they move on. You are living different lives now. You may be still considering them as part of your life, but they no longer consider you as part of theirs. Letting go of a friend is never easy, especially someone you’ve once shared your hopes and dreams with. When someone leaves, another comes. Value and appreciate the people who are in your life right now.

5. Unplug from social media

Too much of anything is bad. The same applies to our exposure on social media. We all want to be connected with everyone we know, be updated with the latest news about the world and our favorite celebrities. However, being so active in any social media site can do bad more than good.

A friend posted a picture of a new car, or someone travelling from one country to another. You comment all the right words, but deep down you are jealous. You start to feel self-pity, thinking you could never achieve what your friends achieved. It’s toxic.

Limit your time in accessing social media. Take a break from the digital world and live your life outside the influence of what you see in social media.


Taking everything in without unloading the toxicity and negativities of life can be dangerous to our emotional, mental, and physical health. Start to evaluate your life and your relationship with the people around you. Prioritize yourself, declutter your life.