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How to free up mental space and feel more productive

Posted: 05 October 2021


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Clutter doesn’t only accumulate in our cupboards and dresser drawers, but our minds too. From past regrets to silly mistakes, people often hold onto painful memories and emotions when they are too difficult or time-consuming to deal with. Yet if we don’t tidy up our mental space, it can quickly turn into a chaotic mess. By following these simple and straightforward tips, you can create a space where productivity, calmness and peace flow daily.

1. Let go of negativity 

While worry and stress are normal emotions, they are incredibly draining and damaging. When a negative thought creeps into your head, acknowledge it, process how it makes you feel, and let it go.

2. Limit your screen time 

Whether vegetating in front of the TV or scrolling on social media, our screens are a gateway for mental clutter. This information overload can clog up your mental space and promote negative emotions about yourself. By limiting your screen time, you can muffle unnecessary noise and free up more time to focus on healthy habits such as meditating, exercising or simply reading a book. 

3. Stay active 

A healthy body is a healthy mind. Exercising is not only a good way to stay in shape but it’s also proven to boost your mood and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Make an effort to get out and exercise at least once a day, even if it’s a brisk walk around the block. Use this time to clear your mind of all distractions and be present in the moment. 

4. Stop multitasking 

While a common practice in the workplace, multitasking is by no means a productive way to process your thoughts and emotions. Just like you wouldn’t tackle multiple rooms in your home when cleaning up, so you wouldn’t work through all your mental clutter at once. Organise your thoughts into clear sections and focus on one at a time. 

5. Declutter your environment 

Your physical environment has a direct impact on your mental state. A cluttered and messy home will only make you feel more anxious, stressed and depressed. Like we mentioned in tip 4, start by decluttering one room at a time. Organise your belongings into piles you want to keep, donate or throw away. With a clean and clutter-free home, your mind will have the space to relax and be productive. Like the world-renowned organisation expert, Marie Kondo says, if it doesn’t spark joy – let it go.  

During the process, you may find yourself in a position where you have decluttered your home, categorised your items, but there are still belongings that don’t quite fit.

If you need a place to keep these excess items, Storage King is the perfect household storage solution. We offer a variety of different size units, flexible lease agreements and convenient access, giving you the freedom to store your belongings for as long as you need. Contact us at 0800 0852 954 to find out more or get a quick and easy quote online.


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