Where can you reduce clutter in your life?

The task of decluttering your closets (and therefore minimizing your wardrobe) can feel overwhelming, but taking time to create a peaceful, enjoyable living space improves more than just your aesthetic—it could also improve your overall sense of well-being. Not only is clutter linked to overall life dissatisfaction, but a disorganized household can also induce a cortisol response, negatively impacting mental and physical health.And then there are the other, less tangible messes. From the digital clutter on our phones to a chaotic calendar, disorganization in other areas can lead to the same feelings of stress and overwhelm.
1 Back up everything stored digitally
2 Delete what doesn’t serve you
3 Organize files and apps
4 Donate what you don’t wear
5 Go digital when you can
6 Shred or recycle anything outdated
7 Invest in some storage and organization staples
8 Conduct a calendar audit
9 Find a planning system that works for you
10 Set goals and work backwards

The best way to declutter your life is to take time to think about what you value. Where do you want to be in 1, 5, or 10 years? Plan an afternoon to camp out at your favorite coffee shop and dream about the future. Then, work backwards from your goals by coming up with three measurable, timely action steps for each one. When you know where you want to go, it’s so much simpler to make good decisions in here and now — and reduce the chances of a cluttered life.

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