Decluttering Your Life in 2018
Life can be hectic sometimes with many things to handle such as paying bills, setting your personal goals and planning your retirement. These things can overwhelm you and impact your life negatively. Therefore, it makes sense to remove the clutter in your life and boost your health. The following are ways that can help declutter your life in 2018:
- Identify what is valuable in your life– Make a list of things that are important in your life. Prioritize them and focus on these things. By doing only things that are important in your life; you will be able to save time and achieve most of your goals.
- Organize your life– Being disorganized can make you waste a lot of time in trying to accomplish some tasks like paying rent or other bills late. This will make you more stressful. Try and organize your life well; keep a diary of events, keep things in a place you can easily remember. In addition, set up reminders on your phone. If something is coming up and you know you can forget, create a reminder. This will help you manage your life better since you do not need to worry about late payments or forgetting things. The above techniques can help you avoid wasting a lot of time and enhance your productivity.
- Spend less time on social networking sites- Research shows that a typical person spends many hours on social media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. This person ends up wasting the entire day. If you realize that social media makes you waste a lot of time, you may want to turn off the sites you are spending more time on. You can also create a time limit so that you cannot access your social media account beyond a specific time of the day.
- Be positive – You waste your time when you are always negative. Avoid spending more time on criticizing, gossiping or regrets; you could be more productive when you focus only on the positives.
- Watch less TV– Television is an excellent source of current news, entertainment as well as for education. But spending your entire day watching television reduces the time needed for you to do something meaningful. Start limiting the time you spend on TV. You can decide to watch only important programs at a specific time and not at odd hours.
- Manage your finances– It is not easy to track bills in your life, especially when you have different payment systems. Begin reorganizing your payments so that they all go into one account. Keeping your bills in a single account and automating them makes it easy for you to track your bills and pay them when they are due.
In case you have a consistent flow of income and a paycheck, there are no excuses for not automating your savings. Set up a certain amount of money that will be automatically saved in your account to ensure that you have some money at the end of the month. For those who are unable to automate, simply discipline yourself and save some little cash form what you either get daily or monthly in your bank saving account.
In addition, many people have some debts at one point in their life. Debts can be stressful to you and can robe you resources needed for investment if you default. Start by knowing the debts you already have and start paying them even if they are small. Paying your debts will make you have a peace of mind and think of doing something with your money to add value to your life.
- Begin using RSS Feed– When you spend most of your time on the internet; there is huge information that you should remain current with. So it is easy for you to be confused and play catch up for what you had missed. You can set up a news feed so that you receive current news directly in your email; you can choose the type of sites you want to read. By doing this, you can spend less time online sifting through each site to obtain the information you need.
- Unsubscribe from emails that are not useful– You may have subscribed to some emails that deliver update straight to your email. Evaluate the email message they sent to you and find out if it adds value to your life or not. If it does not, unsubscribe from those emails. This will free up space in your email that you can use to keep emails that add value to you.
In addition, you may have followed some web pages, especially on social media sites. In your assessment, try and find out if those pages you are following have anything good for you. If the pages are useless, unfollow and try to follow pages that contribute something positive in your life.
- Clean your home- keeping things in your home that you do not need can be a source of endlessly distraction to you. Start eliminating items in your home that are not important to you. Begin small and set aside some few hours each weekend and clean your house and eventually, you will have a beautiful place to spend time.
I do hope you find this blog post helpful.