HEALTHY LIVING

Stress Tip: Clear Some Clutter

02/25/2015 08:19 am ET | Updated Feb 25, 2015

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You don't have to be a hoarder to hit some resistance when getting rid of your stuff -- even if you never wear it or don't need it. The extra yoga mat you never use, the boots you never wear or the magazines you never read -- time to give them the old heave-ho. They're not just taking up valuable real estate, they're quite possibly making you more stressed and less productive. How can you align your daily actions with your big life goals if you're always wading through the chaos?

To begin clutter-clearing in your home or office, do a walk-through. Start from your bed, or the door of your office, and follow the typical route through the room. Where do you get slowed down? What gets in your way? Take note and sort, store or give those things away. Then, take 10 minutes and do the same for the piles of paperwork you've been meaning to sort through. Sure, you'll recoil at first, but follow through and you'll feel a tremendous weight lifted.

Read more on how to de-clutter not just your space, but your brain.

--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

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