There is truth to how less is more, and how having less to worry about can ease the feeling of being overwhelmed. In a world of overstimulation, simplifying our lives allows us to take back our control and power, and better manage challenging situations that come up. We get the chance to slow down, truly notice the world around us without frantically rushing and have the time to discover who we really are. It gives us space to feel inspired, and explore pursuits we’ve always desired to take on.
Taking the steps towards simplifying your life can make you happier, lessen your stress, and bring about a sense of peace you wouldn’t otherwise have. Vancouver counselling can give you the extra nudge you need to find a starting point and take action.
Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Thoughts
When you declutter your physical surroundings, you also declutter your thoughts and wellbeing. By purging the things we don’t need, we lower the volume on our mental noise and allow only the most beneficial thoughts to come through.
Clean to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Anxiety, depression and clutter can oftentimes go hand-in-hand. When you are already struggling with your mental health, living in an unkept environment can amplify your anxiety.
The monotonous, repetitive nature of cleaning is the perfect stress reliever. Cleaning is something we have to accept as a daily occurrence in our lives, so accepting it is better than hating it. We can choose to make it a part of our daily meditative practice by presently enjoying how it allows us to move our bodies. We can also do this by listening to the sounds the soap bubbles make when we wash the dishes or the squeaks from cleaning the windows.
Organize Your Digital Devices
Our phones, laptops, tablets, and other digital devices can very quickly become clogged with unnecessary photos, files, and unopened mail. It is important to periodically do a cleanup and keep your devices well organized to take that subtle weight off your shoulders.
Have a Purge Day
Setting aside a day out of the month to make sure messes don’t accumulate is important to maintaining a harmonious emotional balance. Keeping track of items piling up, flyers and mail in the entryway or even expired items in the fridge is a good place to start.
A disorganized home can sometimes greatly affect your finances. For example, you may find yourself regularly replacing items you can’t find, eating out more often because the kitchen is in chaos, or keep having to throw forgotten food away. Take a look at where you spend the most money in your day-to-day life, and make changes accordingly.
My Vancouver counselling practice can help bring your focus back on what’s really important, and centre your energy around what you really want. I can help guide you towards a path of success and inner peace that is entirely your own. Get in touch with me to schedule an appointment and learn more about how I work.