How to Do a Brain Dump to Declutter Your Mind

Decluttering has become quite the discussed topic here on my blog but something that I don’t talk about as much is decluttering your mind. In my opinion, decluttering your mind and your mental space is just as important as decluttering the physical items in your life.

One of the best ways to declutter your mind is by doing a brain dump.

What is a brain dump?

In its simplest form, a brain dump is simply taking all the thoughts from your mind and writing them down. It’s a quick way to declutter your thoughts and help you focus on what’s important.

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How to Break The Clutter Cycle For Good

Have you ever noticed how putting down one item on a flat surface rapidly leads to a pile of items that you don’t know how they accumulated? That’s because clutter attracts clutter.

I’ll give you an example that I noticed in my own life recently. Next to a chair in my bedroom is a little table that I use when writing or blogging. Recently I pushed the table against the wall and left a few pieces of paper and some pens on it. Over the course of two days, that table managed to collect books, water bottles, crochet hooks and so much other junk. I have no idea how it manages to happen but it does.

But what are we supposed to do to stop this? Here are a few simple steps that should help you break that clutter cycle.

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Borrow It Before You Buy It

I want to start this post by saying there’s nothing wrong with buying things. If you want something and you feel it will improve your life, then go and buy it.

However, these days, we seem to have forgotten that the thing we want might be easier and cheaper to obtain by borrowing.

There are so many reasons to borrow something rather than buy it these days and I thought it would be nice to talk about a few of those reasons.

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7 Ways To Live A More Intentional Life

In today’s busy world, it’s not surprising that more and more people are turning to slow and intentional living. No one wants to be living a chaotic and stressful life.

What is intentional living?

Essentially, intentional living is a lifestyle that allows you to focus on what you want and work towards that. Through intentional living, we can define our goals, work on our priorities and live slowly.

Intentional living helps us live life rather than life just happening to us.

How to live more intentionally?

The best way to start living an intentional life is by making a series of small, daily habits and changes. Gradually you’ll notice little lifestyle changes.

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Do you need to be a minimalist to declutter?

I’ve been decluttering a lot recently. My home was rapidly becoming a place of clutter which was negatively impacting my mental health.

My home no longer felt like my safe space and began to add to the stress of daily life. Instead of walking through the front door and feeling ready to relax, I felt like I still had so much to do because my home was in chaos.

Enough was enough, I needed to do something about it!

This is when I discovered minimalism and decluttering. I’d watched hundreds (yes hundreds) of YouTube videos all about how owning less can improve your mental health and wellbeing. A repeated theme in as lot of the videos I watched was productivity and slow living. Those are two things that I value in my life too so I figured, why not become a minimalist?

Well, I’ll tell you why; I like stuff. I enjoy collecting things, especially books and plushes. I love having physical copy of photographs to flick through. I want to be surrounded by beautiful things.

So that ruled out being a minimalist for me.

But does that mean that I couldn’t embrace decluttering into my life? Absolutely not!

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6 Things In Your Day-To-Day Life To Romanticise This Winter

Winter can be a pretty difficult time of year for many people. The days are shorter and the weather is colder. But that doesn’t mean there are not beautiful parts of Winter too.

It can be harder to see the beauty in life during the shorter days, but that’s just even more of a reason to find joy in the small moments. We need to romanticise those little moments in life that we usually rush through. Slow down and take a second to appreciate those little, magical moments that Winter offers us.

So, here are six things that you already do or can incorporate into your daily life this winter to make things a little more lovely.

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A Cosy Winter Reading List

Reading is one of the best cosy activities. You can curl up under a blanket, light a candle, sip a hot drink and spend hours in a fantasy world. What’s not to love about it?

Since the winter months are on their way and it’s about to be chilly, I thought it would be nice to compile a list of books that are perfect to cosy up with.

No matter what kind of books you enjoy reading, hopefully, this post will have a book that might pique your interest.

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