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– “Time to Declutter”
* You may have a tendency to accumulate “things” as you travel through life, stuffing your home, office and computer with items and information you may not use for years, if at all
* Clutter is associated with a reduction in creativity and performance, and an increase in anxiety, stress and allergic reactions; decluttering your physical and digital life may reduce these symptoms
* By clearing out what you don’t need or use, and purchasing less of the same, you may also enjoy greater financial freedom and a sense of accomplishment
* Choosing quality items, pitching goods that have expired or are broken, giving away what you haven’t used in months and storing what you need in an organized fashion increases the likelihood you’ll experience the benefits of decluttering your life.
“According to The Minimalists, Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, minimalism is quite simply ‘a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important — so you can find happiness, fulfillment and freedom.’ Therefore, you define how much you want to live without and enjoy greater freedom. There are several psychological reasons to declutter your life and bring greater organization to the ‘stuff’ you continue to own, and simple strategies to make the process go smoothly,” by Dr. Mercola.