Decluttering my life has been one of the key aspects in getting healed from depression, anxiety disorder and panic attacks. If you remove clutter from your home, relationships and thoughts (i.e. from your life in general), then everything in your life starts becoming clearer with each day.
Tips for decluttering can be found from a lot of books and self-improvement websites, but I would still give you a few simple tips from my side that I have personally found most useful.
Decluttering your home
Throw away everything that you have not used for 6 months – and I do mean EVERY material item, not just clothes and footwear.
Being as detached as possible to all your material possessions is one of the main keys to emotional freedom as well.
Decluttering your relationships
By decluttering your relationships I mean cutting the socializing cords with every person that injects negativity / emotional toxins into your life. You do not have to socialize with everyone on the planet – it is not even possible. 🙂 So never feel like you HAVE TO socialize with someone. There is no such obligation.
If you personally feel that someone in your life has a toxic effect on you, then feel free to let that relationship go.
Decluttering your thoughts
By decluttering your relationships, your thoughts start to declutter automatically, because the negative influences that were there before, are now gone. This means that your mind has more time to focus on the positive and this is exactly what you need to do in order to find your own happiness and inner peace. Just keep your focus on the positive at all times!
Do everything that you love and cut out all actions/relationships/obligations from your life that you do not enjoy. Enjoying life brings happiness not only to yourself, but also to everyone around you. And happiness creates more happiness, exactly like negativity creates more negativity.
So get happy now and do the things you enjoy!
To end up my post on decluttering your life – here is one amazing video by Abraham Hicks about Creating Positive Expectations
Learn-about-alcoholism.com has written a very interesting article about the connection between alcoholism and depression. An excerpt from the article:
“Research shows that between thirty and fifty percent of individuals with alcohol dependence also suffer from major depression, during one or more of the stages of the disease.
In addition to the array of debilitating alcoholism-related symptoms, the individual also may experience excessive fatigue, lack of energy, anxiousness and suicidal thoughts when their condition is layered with depression.”
I sincerely wish to express my gratitude towards the author of this video for coming up with the idea for this video and for composing this information. It will definitely be of help to many to see that so many admired famous people are suffering from the same illnesses as they are.
In my opinion it is very important to make the world see that mental illnesses are not something that make a person disabled. It is very possible that a person suffering a mental illness might seem absolutely fine to the outside world.
Also, as pointed out by the author of this video, suicide brought on by mental illnesses, is the no 2 cause for deaths…but almost no attention is paid to this fact publicly. Only perhaps for a couple of weeks, when another famous person dies, but even then it is not always discussed that the cause for death was suicide.
By this I mean that also alcoholism and illegal substance abuse that lead to a persons death is also actually suicide.
I hereby repeat one of my main messages once more – If you have any kind of mental problems / if you are going through a tough time emotionally / feel that your worries are overwhelming or for which ever other reason you feel like it….please go see a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, support group or anyone that you feel comfortable talking to. Please do not feel that you need to keep your worries to yourself. You really do not have to. It is absolutely okay to share your feelings.
Also to those out there with alcohol or illegal substance abuse problems – please understand that the reasons for your overconsumption lie in your mental problems. Please go see a mental health professional – for your own sake and for the sake of your loved ones.
The most common reason, why people do not get help with their mental problems is the fact that they think they are alone with their illness. Hence, they are afraid to admit having mental illnesses because of what other “so called healthy ones” may think about them…..
Well, the statistics show that you cannot possibly be alone with mental illnesses. 🙂