De Junk

Following on from the Dejunking article in the last edition of The Kent Women in Business Magazine we thought it would be worth exploring this fairly new term in more detail. We received a few emails from people who were adamant that they seriously needed to dejunk certain aspects of their lives….. This article is the first in a series on dejunking and the positive impact it can have on your life. It’s not just about getting rid of clothes that you know you will never wear again, it’s also about trashing the trash in your emotional life………

What does dejunk actually mean?

Look at dejunking as a way of getting what you want in life. We are all so busy and caught up leading complex lives that we often fail to see what is staring us in the face. We are too ‘full of stuff’ both emotionally and materialistically. Simplifying aspects and areas of your life can have an extremely positive outcome.

Do you ever feel as though things are getting on top of you? That you have too much to focus on but never quite get one thing completed? Sound familiar? You are not alone. Many people feel as though they are losing control of their lives but don’t know how to get themselves back on track.  Why dejunk?

 

  • Are you one of the high percentage of people who are ‘tired all the time’?
  • Do you work longer hours than ever?
  • Do you argue with your partner about nothing in particular?
  • Do you often feel ‘fed up’ but can’t quite put your finger on why?

Dejunking is about regaining and taking control of your life, making small changes that in the long run will have a dramatic impact. The article in the mag raised the point about what you would save if your house was on fire. What is really important to you? The rest may well be JUNK.  Start with your environment Clutter, clutter, clutter. There’s no point just moving it from one place to another giving yourself a temporary feeling of satisfaction, it will only come back to bite you on the bum! By starting with your environment you will start to allow your mind the chance to also dejunk, but we will get on to this later. Clutter can make you feel negative and that’s exactly the feeling we want to banish to the ‘trash can’.

    • Organise your wardrobe, this will save you time when looking for what to wear. Get rid of the rubbish you only keep because ‘you may get in to it later’. Admit it, you probably wouldn’t wear it again anyway.
    • Look at what’s on your desk, on work surfaces and on tables…. do these things really need to be there? Could they be put away so they can be easily found if needed. Do you pile up the paperwork and think ‘yeah, I will get round to that, one day’????
    • If your stuff is no longer any good to you and no good to anyone else, BIN IT! If it could be of use to someone else, such as clothes, donate them to a charity shop or recycle centre.

This isn’t going to happen in an hour, you will have to put some effort in! Once you start to implement these small changes you will notice differences in

    • Your attitude to your space
    • Your general state of happiness
    • You motivation levels

 

GO ON! Try it!

Further articles can be found on www.kwibmagazine.co.uk

Author: Hilary Steel

Life changed, so did I. Now I cook about a zillion meals a week for my family and try to dabble in the world of stand-up comedy

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