Declutter your home for well deserved clarity

Declutter your home for well deserved clarity Agnese Rudzate organizing blog

Declutter your home for well deserved clarity

The space where we spend most of our time affects our mood, energy, productivity, focus etc.

Before I dive in to the importance of our personal space, I wanted to mention that I am personally very passioned about helping more women to become more comfortable and confident, by decluttering home and mind so they could become, basically unstoppable. And yes, I believe that our mess in our space (home, office) does affect our ability to think clearly, to work efficiently, with productivity and ability to focus on what is important. So, yes, it does affect our whole LIFE!

In the title I added well deserved, because we need to realise that we are worthy and deserving of all the good things that came, are coming and will come in to our lives and that would include, clarity, peace of mind, relaxation  or what ever that is for you. 

1. How organized space can take you to the next level?

Let me repeat myself to emphasize how important this is: your space and that would be the physical place where you spend most of the time, reflects on your life. It could be your home, your work place, your office.

The environment where you are creating your dream life is supper important and therefore in that place should only be things that make you happy, lifts you up, helps you get centred and focused. And once you have that, you will flow with ease, inspiration will come effortlessly which will make you calmer, not worried, more grounded and peaceful. And that is everything!

But don’t forget that you need to find what works for you. I always say that not everything is for everyone, you need to find what works for you. And that is the beauty of it, because we are all so unique in our dreams, needs and abilities.

Now when there is so much information hitting us on every corner, there are so many distractions out there, but most importantly in here (our mind), it doesn’t let us to focus. 

Surely the mess on your working desk doesn’t help you concentrate. When you are moving the papers around, trying to find that one where you wrote that important thing so you would not forget it. It wastes your time and energy. That precious time and energy that you could spend on creating your dream life instead of reorganising your desk trying to get some work done. This is how you loose your productivity, your efficiency. 

2. What is clutter and how it keeps you stuck?

Clutter is something that keeps us stuck in a way that it doesn’t let the energy change in your home, because all of those things are not serving you any more, but they are still there. And if something doesn’t serve you, it serves someone or something else. But you want, or should want, is to surround yourself with things that makes you feel better, are there when you need them, serves their purpose, makes your life easier.

Its like with people. If you want to grow and evolve, you can’t surround yourself with people that constantly moan and bring you down. The same is with your space. If something is bothering you – take it away, give it to someone who will appreciate it, give it to charity, recycle. There are so many options!

But for some the problem is not giving stuff away as much as it is to knowing which stuff to give away. What I have noticed is that people can’t define what is the clutter for them. For each and everyone of us it might be a different thing.

While there are some items that are quite obviously a clutter, like expired medicine, broken plates, dead batteries, there are also those that we keep for what ever reason and might not realise that they are still things that serves us no purpose what so ever.

If whenever you are in doubt I have a 5 question solution for you.

By answering them you will get very clear very quickly on what stuff needs to leave your space.

 

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3. How Cleared space effects you, your work, your productivity.

Once I declutter, I have immediate sense of relief and freedom. I have more space to breathe and create. My advice to you is to declutter first, before you dive in to organising, reorganising, tidying up, cleaning. 

 

You may say that while you are clearing, organizing, tidying up you will not get any work done. This is very true. But when you do get to work, you will be more productive than ever. Because there won’t be a thing that takes our focus away!

You probably have heard of a saying: Where focus goes, energy flows. So make yourself a distraction free place where you can focus on what is important.

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you should take everything out of your office and sit in a white box so there is nothing else you can focus on except your computer screen to be the most productive.

If your work space is important to you for creating that life that you want, it’s important that you feel what ever you want to feel in there.

Weather that would be super productivity, calmness, maybe relaxation or motivation. Choose what works for you, experiment, try to get rid of couple of things today that no longer serve their purpose and see how the energy shifts.

But I have to say that while organizing and decluttering has a very immediate effect on your mood, there are more things that can help you lead you to a place of ease, peace and clarity. And here I would just like to mention some of them that I have found very useful myself.

4. Other great practices to clear your mind

You have probably hear of meditation and it’s endless benefits. 

Also I can suggest to keep yourself away from internet for 1 day a week to have that time for yourself, your family, because you need to regenerate to dive in the next day with full force. #unplugyoursef

Writing is another great way to clear your head and get to know yourself better and finally, movement. Your brain needs oxigen, your posture will highly benefit from a bike ride, yoga or other way in which you choose to move you body. 

More about above mentioned action you can take toward better mental clarity you can find out here

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While we are all so unique, there are proven methods to help us get what we want, need and long for. Don’t underestimate your power and ability to get where you need to be. When ever you feel stuck, use decluttering as a peace making practice to instantly shift energy and feel more free.

I hope this short insight in to decluttering benefits have given you confidence and motivation to move towards bigger clarity in your life.

Please let me know if there is another great practice that you have find beneficial for yourself, others might find it helpful as well.

xx

Agnese

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Simple tips to help you gain mental clarity

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How to get rid off worries and brain fog to gain mental clarity, gather thoughts and think straight

Our financial situation, trouble with health, annoying relatives, holiday planning, rejection from a client are just a few of things that can bring us to our UNHAPPY place.

Do you feel like your brain is too full of random stuff and you have no mental clarity, you can’t gather your thoughts because you’re constantly worried, ending up in this mental fog when you need your brain the most and too much clutter keeps you from thinking straight? Then this article will be of great use to you. Keep reading to find the right solution to declutter your mind, get back to your HAPPY place and stay there.

If you think that all the great genus minds don’t have your problems, think again. Surely each an every one of them have had an indecisive moments, confusing thoughts, inability to focus and worries that they can’t explain.

It simply happens!

But don’t get fooled, there is a solution. In fact, mental clarity is something you can gain fairly quickly. Use the tips bellow whenever you need to think your way out of a problem, make a compelling argument or stop the noise in your head to gain the clarity.

1. MEDITATE

Meditation is the closest way I have found to mental clarity, peace of mind and less stress – it simply works wonders. You have probably heard about its endless benefits, like sleep improvement, pain and blood pressure reduction, stress relief and so much more. For more benefits click here.

Stress is something that doesn’t allow us to be in the moment. If our mind is constantly wondering around, worrying about future or past, we are not able to think clearly. That causes a mental clutter that leaves us hopeless, intense and worried. When your thoughts circle around your problems, you don’t leave yourself with a lot of space for much else. Plus when your mind is full with clutter it works slower – your brain can only hold that much. No clarity possible there!

So what could be the solution to declutter that worried, foggy mind of yours? You guest it! Meditation, of course.

I can tell you from my personal experience that it creates this magical feeling of enough (enough of what you have and who you are), therefore you think (stress) less about what others think, what you don’t have enough of, future events that we are not able to predict or control and past events that are simply in the past.

One of the world’s leading expert on happiness and personal mastery, Srikumar Rao, teaches how we can eliminate stress and anxiety from our lives, think differently and in essence, become a radically different person in this 50 minutes video.

>>  Meanwhile I have prepared a challenge for you: 20 minutes of meditation every day! Take this challenge and notice how your thoughts, mood, mental health and life changes.      #20minutedailymeditationchallenge

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Before you say that this is not for you, try it for 2 weeks. Even if you don’t like it, it is boring, you don’t have time… etc. I hear you, because I though the same – I could not sit still for 10 minutes. I could do it for a day or 2 and then I would quit, because there would be more important things to do. But let me tell you that nothing, nothing is more important that you! And that is a fact! Find that time for yourself and make it happen. Don’t wait until tomorrow to start. Start today and make it your priority to gain mental clarity. It is only 20 minutes, but those 20 minutes can change your life and only for better.

Being busy is relative. I’m sure you have time to scroll through Instagram, check your Facebook feeds and moan to your friend how unfair the world is. Imagine how life changing it would be if you would replace couple of these activities with some positive guided meditation to lift your mood, put you on a higher vibration and clear your head?

I have recently come across an article about sleep improvement using mediation and how to get started. You can read it here. 

Could you ask for more?

Yes.

And you should! Which leads us to the next point.

2. UNPLUG

We spend so much time on social media, on the phone, by the computer… We miss being present with someone sitting next to us. I believe that meaningful sit-down with a friend over a tea is more soul filling than commenting on someones Facebook post. Don’t get me wrong, there are connections that are important for our businesses and social lives and we need to pamper them. There is nothing wrong with saying thank you to a flattering comment or emailing an old friend. The problem is that we don’t get real work done, can’t focus on what is important because we constantly get distracted by those noise beeps on our phones. And I have to say that too much external stimuli clog up our minds. We get so cough up in the digital world that we forget how important human to human interactions can be.

That being said, I challenge you to drop all your electronic devices (phone, TV, computer, etc.) for 1 day a week to make meaningful connection with your loved ones or build new connections in a social gathering or activity of your choice. Treat yourself with no-distraction day and others with undivided attention to build long-lasting relationships.

Believe me when I say that the world won’t stop without your input, and you’ll be just fine without texting/calling/tweeting anyone for a day.

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There is another important point I would like to mention, and that is making habits for yourself to stay focused, on point and respected, like not replying as soon as you get that beep on your phone with a new message. A great way to respect your time is to set aside specific time to answer any messages, emails and call people back. Like that you will be able to concentrate on your work and not get distracted by that beep every time you try to focus.

Yes, we all have commitments and obligations, but remember that YOU ARE IMPORTANT. You matter and everyone else can survive without you always being there. Focus on what is truly important to you and say no to the rest.

3. WRITE

Let me introduce you to couple of ways how writing can help you to clear your head. During our busy days we often don’t realise how much stuff we carry around in our heads trying to remember all those important tasks that we have made for ourselves to complete. And at the end of the day we get frustrated if we have forgotten something important. That is because we can’t remember everything and we should’t have to. The need to remember our to-do list takes our precious space and leaves very little room for clear thinking.

To clear your head of all those to-do tasks, make a list of reminders, unfinished business, assignments, meetings etc. for the day. Then read through your list and highlight the essential so you can focus on priority tasks. Like that you will do them, finish them and you will not think about other tasks until it’s their turn. And the bet part is that you can literally forget about them, because they have ben written down, so when you complete your essential tasks you can move on to others.

If you spend 5 minutes in the morning to write down you to-do list for the day, you will be able to free up your memory and focus on what needs to be done. This is a great relief and allows you to put your mental energy on what you need to accomplish. 

Writing exercise:

Take a pen and paper and for next 10 minutes write down whatever thoughts you are having. Write down all silly, ridiculous, funny and sad ones – everything that comes in to your mind. Notice thoughts popping in and write them down. Once you finish with one thought notice the next one and write it down and so on. If you are not sure how to start, close your eyes and wait for a moment. Your mind is not used to silence (not thinking), so all you have to do is to listen to your own thoughts. There is one rule to this exercise though: once you have written down one thought, go to the next one, don’t get caught up in it, don’t run off with its story, just write it down, let it go and move on.

After completing this exercise your will see more clearly what sorts of random thoughts your mind generates every day so you can become more self-aware. You will see very clearly how your mind jumps from topic to topic without a rest and is rarely not thinking. Let me remind here that meditation is the single most effective way to silence the mental chatter so you can have a mind with NO thoughts for a while to rest your brain and prepare it for efficient, meaningful, focused work.

4. MOVE

A great way for all physical and mental rejuvenation is movement. But if you add deep breathing and hydration, you are on your way to feel better than ever in no time.

Working long hours by the computer can have a damaging effect not only for your posture, eyes and overall physical health, but also on your mind. 

When you feel stuck, find a way to reboot yourself, find what works for you, weather that would be a walk, bike ride or yoga. Movement is important for your body and mind. Even if it is just for 10 minutes a day. Take that time for yourself. Make it your goal to stand up and stretch after a certain amount of time working – it will not only help your body to not have aches, but will let you focus on your tasks more clearly.

Since human body consist of up to 60 % of water, you can imagine how important it is for our overall well being. Staying hydrated is vital for your optimal brain function, so don’t forget to drink when you are thirsty. One of the best reminders is to keep a water bottle on your desk or where you can see it as an effortless reminder.

Another important thing for your mind to be in top shape is food – clean, real food. The goal here is to not get too hungry and avoid eating until you can’t move anymore to avoid mental fog.

I am a true believer that each person is unique and have their own solutions to their specific problems – one is not for all. Each and every one of us have to find what works best and keep taking the path towards mental clarity.

Now I would love to hear from you! How do you restore focus and clarity when you notice mental fogginess? Share in the comments below!

P.S. Please don’t hesitate to share this article if you think your friends or someone you know might benefit. Together we can bring more clarity!

xx

Agnese

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