With everything going on in my personal and professional life, I have become a slave to my thoughts. Sometimes I feel like there is a toddler in my brain that is just running loose and wreaking havoc.
Obviously, this way of living is not healthy. It can keep you up at night and drive you absolutely insane. Luckily, I’ve made some changes in order to quiet my mind and “clean up” my life just in time for Spring! Here are the actions I’m taking:
1. Learn to say no
I recently started noticing how guilty I feel when I declined an invitation from a friend. But then I realized that there are only so many hours in the day. Prioritize your activities and learn to say “no” when you need/ want to.
I already drove this bad boy home so you should be doing this by now. I recommend downloading the Calm app!
3. Go on a walk
Without your phone. Yes, this can be difficult, but once you stop to smell the flowers (literally), you begin to realize how beautiful your surroundings are. Gratitude can make an amazing difference in your life.
4. Get organized
My calendar and to-do list are my best friends. The other day, I forgot to write an appointment down and it threw off my entire routine. My thoughts REALLY had a lot to say about that one.
5. Tidy up your physical messes
I used to come home to a messy room every day and I would dread even walking into my room. Now that I make my bed and pick up after myself every morning, I can’t wait to spread out and enjoy my time off.
6. Tidy up your emotional messes
Is there some tension between you and a coworker? Did your mom say something that you just can’t let go? Clean that shit up. It’s only going to eat away at you every day you don’t handle it. You’re a big girl!
7. Drink less booze
Doesn’t it feel nice to wake up in the morning and know where you are? As much as I LOVE wine, I try to avoid it when I’m feeling down. Alcohol is a toxin that can increase stress and lead to depression.
So, fellow twenty-somethings… What will you be doing to “clean out your closet”? Don’t forget to sign up for my weekly e-mails so you can get a jump start to a better life!