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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
- Declutter Your Life by Decluttering Your Thoughts (evatenter.wordpress.com)
- Decluttering Tip for the Weekend (evatenter.wordpress.com)
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.”
Source (and more on this topic) can be found from: http://www.learn-about-alcoholism.com/alcoholism-and-depression.html
- Depression and Substance Abuse (everydayhealth.com)
- Overcoming Depression and Alcoholism (everydayhealth.com)
- Depression and Suicide – Breaking the Link (everydayhealth.com)
- Substance Abuse and Suicide Risk in Untreated Childhood Depression (everydayhealth.com)
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. 🙂
Take a look for yourself. -> I have gathered a few links to resources about mental health statistics on the subpage Global Statistics on Mental Health.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (allaboutcounseling.com)
- Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder (everydayhealth.com)
- Do You Have Social Anxiety Disorder? (everydayhealth.com)
- DSM-5 Proposals for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (oup.com)
- Anxiety Disorders (allaboutcounseling.com)
- Exercise and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (expsychlab.com)
- Social Anxiety Disorder – The Basics (antiaginginfotips.wordpress.com)