“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don't.” ― Joshua Becker
Life is messy and at some point all of us need to clean that mess. A while ago I wrote an article about cutting people out of your life, now this is to help you clean your technological and private life.
I. Your Media
We all know how fast this happens: one second you have only a few pictures on your phone and the next second there are suddenly 11.000 pictures/videos and you have no clue how that happens. I urge you to take the time in order to look at every single picture and delete all that you deem as useless (which will probably end up being 50%). Next take a look at all the apps you have on your phone and delete those that you have not used in the past two months.
II. Your E-Mail Inbox
This is really a simple one, but clear out your Inbox. Delete useless Mails, such as Ads, and highlight the most important ones. Most importantly: make sure there are no Unread Mails. It'll definitely leave you satisfied to see that there is no number above the E-mail button.
III. Your Social Media
This one is not as necessary, but I'll still mention it: Unfollow. Go through the list of people you follow and unfollow those whom's content does not speak to you anymore.
IV. Your closet
I'm not sure what it is, but something about clearing my closet leaves me so satisfied. Take all your clothes out of your closet and throw them on the floor or your bed. Look at every single piece and if you have worn it during the last month, keep it. If not, ask yourself wether you would buy it if you just saw it in a store. If your answer is no, then it does not need to get back in your closet. Do NOT throw away the clothes you don't want, rather sell them or give them to charity.
V. Your group of Friends
Cut. Toxic. People. Off. I dont think I can mention this enough. If they make you feel bad,guilty or shamed, cut them off. Clear your life from their negativity. Maybe you have been friends with them for years but in no way is it healthy for you- not now, and definitely not in the future.
“Clutter is not just physical stuff, it’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits”
– Eleanor Brown
“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for the happiness in the future”
– Wayne L. Misner