How to clean out your life

How to clean out your life

It’s incredibly important to keep yourself organized in all areas of your physical life, but it is just as important to be able to organize your social life — knowing who and what belongs, and what serves no purpose in your life. If you have a lot of negativity in your life, it may be because you are surrounding yourself with negative people. Being able to determine when someone is only having a negative impact on your life and knowing how to let them out of your life is a very important thing to learn to do.

 

 (Flickr/Kaka.0098)

(Flickr/Kaka.0098)

Figure out who doesn’t belong.

Learn to detect when someone is bringing you down. If all they ever do is make you unhappy or disrupt your life and they have very few if any positive impacts on you, you need to be able to detect it. One disruptive person can add more misery to your life than you may think. Try to notice what people bring into your life, and know when someone’s presence is not beneficial any longer.

 

Distance yourself.

It may be hard to cut someone out of your life, especially if they had an important role previously, but people change and so will you. Try to spend less and less time with them. Take time between responses if your communication is primarily digital. Spending time away from them will help both of you move on.

 

Be selfish.

Stop worrying about how they will feel about the decisions you make. Focus on how you feel. Your emotional and mental stability is important for your overall well being, and you need to remember to put yourself first. Not everyone will understand why you need to let them go, but you need to focus on what you want, not what everyone else wants.

 

Take control.

This is YOUR life. Do not let anyone else run your life. If someone is holding you back, you need to be able to fight through it and be who you want to be. You are the most important person in your life and you must remember that.

 

It’s hard to let people leave your life, but not everyone who comes into it is meant to stay. Learn to determine when someone is not meant to hang around any longer, and cut them out. You will ultimately feel so much better once the negative factors have been cleaned out of your life.

 

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