Minimalism and mental health really go hand in hand. I started my minimalism journey not realizing this. However, after a couple of months of decluttering and being very mindful of my decisions, it became hard to not see the connection.
For today’s Friday Favorites, I have found a few resources that show you this connection and how it can improve your life. Having a clear mind is so important when you are trying to work through the day, make big decisions, or when you need some rest and relaxation. When we have a clear mind, things are easier.
Friday Favorites – Minimalism and Mental Health
1 // What Is A Brain Dump and Why Do You Need One? – The free course I mentioned last week used this term in one of the daily tasks. Previously, I had not heard of brain dumping. This article explains what is it and the processes you can take to help simplify what is in your mind. She even includes printables, if you are interested! Decluttering your mind is a big step to decluttering your life. I definitely recommend trying it a few times to see if it is something that will work for you!
2 // 15 Things To Declutter That Aren’t Things – I love Jennifer’s blog, and I really like this post! The first time I read this post, I realized minimalism is more than decluttering physical possessions. I had no clue simplifying just one of the things on her list could help so much! For instance, I have felt trapped in my current situation and had no clue how to stop feeling that way. Luckily, I took time to focus on it and found a way to end this feeling! Check it out and see what you can get from her list!
3 // 40 Fast Ways to Clear Clutter – Feeling the need to declutter something in your home, but have no clue where to start? Why not choose one of the options on this list?! Each option is simple and effective! It is perfect for the person who questions the first or next step. I wish I would have found this list sooner!
4 // Why Decluttering is Important – Personally I need to declutter for my sanity. My sensory levels are extremely sensitive, so I need a clutter-free home. However, if you are questioning why you should have a clutter-free home, this post can be very helpful. It is important to know why you are doing something, because it can create motivation to continue. If you know why decluttering is important, great! If you do not, this link is for you! It looks particularly at decluttering your home with children, and helps you see the difference between being clutter-free versus possession-free.
5 // 5 Easy Ways to Declutter! – This video includes great simple tips to declutter several things in your home along with her personal examples. If you have been following my blog long, you will know that I am a big fan of simplicity! By decluttering small areas or collections, it can add up to a major improvement in space and functionality in your home.
There you have my 5 Friday Favorites! I hope you are enjoying this series as much as I am! If you have a topic within minimalism that you would like me to include in future Friday Favorites, leave them below in the comments! I welcome any suggestions or questions you may have!