woman feeling overwhelmed by mental clutter

Mental Clutter

October 2, 2016

Julze Best is one of our APDO members with a business called Holistic Home. Based in Hampshire, she also covers Surrey, West Sussex, Dorset and Wiltshire, but travel further afield when required.  As the name suggests, she works holistically with both the home and its occupants, to help people to understand and release attachments to their possessions, to feel supported by their environment and to manage stress levels.  In this guest blog she talks about what mental clutter is and how to declutter it.

What is mental clutter?

  1. A never ending list of ‘shoulds’ – All those things that must be done.
  2. Regrets for all those missed opportunities of the past.
  3. Unfinished business; email to send, phone calls to make, bills to pay.
  4. Worry about things that may never happen.
  5. Grumbling and criticising; These are simply habits we get into which keep our energy levels low.
  6. Striving for perfectionism; Then beating ourselves up for failing to achieve it. I know all about this one (still work in progress)!

Mental Clutter causes stress and stress is ultimately the cause of illness, so instead you could: