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We like to be efficient when we are on top of all things, taking a minute to check finished tasks. But there are moments when we can feel completely drained. In this post lets you review common energy-drainers that stop you from being your best productivity-wise. Clutter is something that each of us have in our lives. There are two types of clutters: physical and mental. Identifying the stealth energy drainers is easy as they are separated into basic categories. Read the categories, identify which are your personal power strainers, use To Do Checklist to create new tasks with deadlines and come up with new ways how you can declutter your life.
Definition of Clutter
The insidious nature of clutter it to be invisible to the naked eye, yet you’ve got the power to identify and transform it.
- Clutter establishes itself gradually.
- It entrenches deeply in the aspect of our lives: mind, body, sensations and environment.
- Clutter is hard to recognize consciously as it acts very slowly.
- It stands behind sapping you being creative and active.
- Clutter is sucking out your energy and productivity.
- It results in ultimate damage to your health.
Physical clutter means scattered environment that you find yourself at home or workplace. Usually, it takes up your spaces such as your office, your car, your bathroom, your closet, your garage, your bedroom, your kitchen, your garage, your… etc. The clutter appears to be unorganized and unkempt space with too much stuff.
- Find the clutter you wish to deal first
- Open To Do Checklist and schedule the cleaning process
- If you fail to do the task, reschedule it for the next day
- Keep the “declutter” task in your to do list until it is done
A focused mind needs clear environment.
What is worse than having a physical clutter? Suffering from mental clutter. A cluttered mind is restless, anxious, dissatisfied and unfocused. The mental clutter makes your mind move your mind in completely different directions that do not contribute to your overall wellbeing. It punishes and haunts you until there is no room to left but to unclutter. The three major signs of clutter that are ruining your everyday productivity include:
Stop Avoidance, Indecision and Procrastination
If you avoid a task, the task is not avoiding you. Putting an important activity on a back-burner like choosing to ignore it for a few hours, days, weeks will make matters worse. The uncomfortable “undone-ness” is more likely to grow contributing to mental anguish.
Tip #1. Avoid avoidance at all costs. Stop stress before it stops you. Start dismantling the mental clutter by doing regular deep breathing exercises, taking a leap of faith and showing your perseverance through actions.
- Take action you intended to do.
- Break down your task in chunks.
- Complete the chunks to tackle the pesky tasks one by one.
Tip #2. It is essential to clear your mind on regular basis. This includes freeing yourself from obsessive thoughts that feel overwhelming. If not taken seriously, you may find yourself in a position of serious brain drain unless you make an effort to initiate routinely conscious clearing out of your mind. Hanging around lingering thoughts create depressive atmosphere resulting in mental anguish that could have been avoided in the first place.
Clear Out Mental Clutter Action Plan
- Slow down to identify your mental clutter. Pay attention.
- Ask key question (3 times a day): “Do I have other options?”
The key behavior button is to stop rushing to work and come up with 1 or 2 scenarios.
- Check your daytime routines like eating, sleeping and exercising.
- Identify your time wasters.
- What are your positive habits?
- Are you productive?
- What feels destructive?
- How can you improve your current situation? (List of actions)
- Avoid procrastination. Complete dreaded undone tasks. It is a slow road to increase your energy and productivity levels.
- Make a list of unfinished tasks with To Do Checklist. These are the tasks you have been putting off and just do them!