De-clutter your life and mind.

Hello my lovelies, 

2016 is my year of growth and full understanding of who and what I'd like to be...only took me 28 years! I am slowly realizing what is true and worth fighting for, what road I'd like to take and how I want to get there. One of the big things I'm trying to change this year is clutter in my life, whether that's as simple as keeping my house clutter free, spending less time online, buying less, collecting memories not things and living a more natural life or just spending more time with the people that are important in my life and not worrying about the ones that don't bring any substance to it. 2016 is going to be a great year, I'm working towards something that has taken me a long time to realize I want. So here are a few things that have helped me along the way and a few that I am still trying to work on.

Stay offline for one day// For me this is almost impossible...mainly because with blogging being online and social is so important...but I have been trying to stay offline for longer periods throughout the day. / 

Meditate for fifteen minutes// This is still very new to me, I usually try to meditate at night to help me go to sleep, I have a massive problem with being able to shut my brain off at night, so meditating has helped me just relax and turn down my thoughts.

No-complaint day// I have been really trying hard to not complain about my life or situations in it, I'll start off about things at work or random situations in the day that bothered me, then I remember that its really not worth my energy to worry about these things and I just try to think before I complain and work out if its something that's actually going to help if I speak up or if I'm just being a big baby and need to suck it up.

Identify your 3 to 6 main priorities// It's great having a list of things you want to accomplish or a social calender that's booked up, but spreading your self to thin will eventually wear you down, pick 3 to 6 things that you really want to focus your time and energy on, it wont bring as much stress into your life and these picked items will get more of your full attention.

No email or social media until lunch// Again this is a really tough one and it shouldn't be, I should be able to have a morning without being glued to my phone or computer but again it sucks me in. This is something that I'd like to work on...maybe not till noon, but I would like to at least, wake up, have my breakfast and a cup or tea without first going through my emails and social media. Give my brain time to wake up without all that stimulation. 

Define your goals for this year// I personally feel its so important to make goals for yourself, they may not have to be set in stone and they can keep changing every day if you wish, but I think we should always be growing and learning and finding things to accomplish or experience and making goals is a great way to keep yourself on track.

Clean out your closet// If you haven't worn it in 6 months to a year, its likely that your not ever going to pick it up to wear again so why leave it hanging in your closet taking up space. What I would like to start doing this year is clothe shopping smarter, don't just pick up a piece of clothing because it's cute, I want to think on whether it will go with the rest of my wardrobe, I wan't to have less clothes but ones that all work together to be able to build many outfits.

Take a step towards learning a new skill// Always keep learning, the second you stop learning is the second you stop growing. I am currently learning how to create more natural products to use. 

Unfollow and unfriend// Don't feel guilty for unfriending someone that is toxic in your life or one that isn't bringing happiness to your life. Whats the point of keeping a friend when they bring you stress...trust me, it's not worth it! 

Go bare-faced// Not only is this wonderful for your skin, it will make you appreciate and love yourself as you are.

Practice gratitude// Be grateful for the wonderful things in your life, when your having a bad day and feeling down, just really try to think about the amazing things in your life and know that it's really not that bad, no matter how big or small, do you have a roof over your head? Do you have people in your life that love you? Do you have more than £5 in your pocket? then you are doing better that a huge chunk of people in this world, stop worrying about the things that you cant change and learn to appreciate how many wonderful and amazing things you have going on in your life and be thankful for it every day!

Leave a whole day unplanned// Be spontaneous, or spend the whole day in your pajamas watching movies, take one day and don't plan anything, just let the day unfold. 

Do you really need to buy that// Think about what your buying and if you really need that in your life, think back on the last 5 purchases you made, will they bring consistent happiness to your life, can you survive without it? When I'm out shopping, which is rare but does happen, when I'm about to buy something I really contemplate on whether it's worth my money, there are so many things I want to do that involve travelling, spending my money on random items just makes me realize that I could have kept that money in my bank account instead.


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