Not only do we spend a life accumulating clutter of the material kind, we also accumulate worry, negative self-talk and guilt, all called ‘mental clutter.’
All these things can become distractions after a while and can make us physically unwell. When we learn to let go, we give ourselves more time to concentrate on our lives positively, as well as getting to stay well in the process. When we learn to simplify things in our lives, we will have more peace.
Unfortunately, when we carry mental clutter we begin to replace it with material clutter. When we let go of the mental clutter, we will learn to let go of material clutter as well. As a child, I had very little material worth; partly because my parents couldn’t afford it, but in sincerity the simple life always appealed to me more.
How do we achieve all of this?
We must learn to let go of the material things, learn to let go of having to do things perfectly, say no without feeling guilty, focus on being positive and deal with anything negative. We must also learn to deal with issues before issues escalate into something bigger and learn not to worry. Spend more time with the people who lift and support us and who don’t bring us down.
Finally, it’s important to work on having inner peace. From experience, it doesn’t matter how much we try to get rid of what’s in our heads, without inner peace we will always have issues of any kind.