You know the saying, “out with the old, in with the new”? At least part of that advice could be good for your mental health, possibly freeing you from stress and anxiety.
According to Dr. Emma Wood, a licensed clinical psychologist, decluttering is a great way to kick off the new year, who calls it a “mood-booster.”
Wood says people can feel “stuck” when they come home to a messy home. She suggests tackling the bedroom first, as disorder in the room can disrupt a good night’s sleep.
Over the holiday break, I went through my closet and dressers and donated everything that I haven’t worn in a year… and it felt great! Even the cute clothes that I keep around “just because” but never wear… they’re gone. I highly recommend it!
Decluttering doesn’t just have to be about physical things. Wood believes that people should also re-evaluate toxic relationships, revealing, “To declutter those spaces in our lives also opens up space for mental health and well-being.”
I recently heard about some hateful things that were said about me behind my back (not about the kind of person I am… but about the way I look). Trust me when I say that it feels good to flush sh*tty people out of your personal life. When someone speaks poorly of you with no reason like that, it’s because they’re insecure about their own life failures. Karma will eventually catch up to their nasty soul. 🙂 Give it a try… you won’t regret it!