Last modified: August 2, 2019
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Get ready to de-stress to beat anxiety!
Some say that the common trait of successful people is they usually have smaller wardrobes. Maybe because they don’t spend much time fussing about what to wear because their wardrobe keeps everything simple. Applying the same theory to your homes and lifestyles, you could de-clutter and de-stress to avoid anxiety.
If you have many things in your house that you don’t really use or need, the following are the best ways to de-clutter to de-stress and avoid anxiety:
Donate Clothes, Toys and Unwanted Household Items
Having a garage sale is too much work for the amount of money it brings in, so just donate everything you don’t need to those who are in need instead. You can also forgo the stress of planning a garage sale. You get to de-stress, avoid anxiety, and help people in need.
Post Rarely Used Electronics or More Expensive Items Online
If you want to make some extra money, post items online. Take someone with you and meet in a public place. One of the good apps out there is Varage Sale. You get rid of unwanted clutter, de-stress, avoid anxiety and earn extra money. That will definitely put you up to a good mood.
Get Down To The Basics
Go through the kitchen, bathrooms, closets, and get rid of the things that you never or rarely use. Only keep the items that you need and get rid of anything extra. Just like going back to the small wardrobe theory, do you really need 20 coffee cups or 10 bottles of lotion? By giving away some to those in need, you get to de-clutter, de-stress, avoid anxiety, get more space for other things, and help others.
Less is definitely more. Having too many decorations or pictures throughout your home will just add stress because it makes more of a process to clean all of them. Eliminate clutter to de-stress and avoid anxiety.
Build It Into Your Schedule
Take a day off from work and hire a sitter so you can get everything done. It may not be easy but in the end it will definitely be worth it. You’re setting up your life for a more de-cluttered and easier to maintain home. So, you get to de-stress and avoid anxiety even after several months to come or until you pile up more new clutter in your life.
De-stress and avoid anxiety by de-cluttering your home. It will be a lot of work but you’ll reap the rewards soon enough. You’ll have less junk, more space, less pieces to clean, your house will feel like it’s almost brand new, and you get to de-stress and avoid anxiety in the long run.
The best part of it is having less cleaning time will give you more time to spend with your family. So, you also get to be happier, which will make you healthier mentally. There will be less need to de-stress in order to avoid anxiety. Start living the simple life.
Richard A. Honaker, M.D. — Chief Medical Advisor at YourDoctors.Online
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Submitted by Dr. Richard Honaker: http://www.independentmedicalexaminer.com/IME-Directory/Virginia/Dr-Richard-A-Honaker-MD.asp
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