1/04/2021

3 Things You Can Declutter Right Now

 


Happy New Year! So you’ve been trying to figure out what are some ways to get this year started for a while now. 

You may see others online, showing how they've planned and organized their lives this new year. And it seems like everyone makes it look so easy. 

But for some reason, planning and organizing keep eluding you. Every time you get close to clearing the clutter out of your life, something happens and you end up back where you started and with even more clutter than you started with.

Not this time. 


Because this time you’re going to be armed with the same tips, tricks, and secrets you see others are doing to make their lives easier to become successful in whatever it is you are trying to achieve. 


This year I wanted to start with a clear mind, a clean slate, and a clean home. Decluttering is a great place to start when you need fresh ideas, a new start, and a clear mind. And I don't know about you but I can't think straight when my home is not in order and things are all over the place virtually and physically.


Give these simple tips a try and see if they work for you too… 


Tip 1: Declutter your email


There are many ways you can declutter your emails but these are a few that have helped me in the past 2 weeks.


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Create folders in your Inbox

  • Creating a folder for emails I will return too is one of my top ways to declutter your email. I put these emails in the folder and put some time on my calendar during the week to read through them.

Never stay subscribed to an email if you know you're not going to read them.


 WARNING: Keeping emails you never open adds to the clutter and does not decrease it. We tend to keep subscriptions based on coupons, discounts, or sometimes we feel we are missing something.


NEWS FLASH: you have everything you need. 


Erasing these emails can help you eliminate unnecessary purchases, which is buying psychology, which will ultimately help your budget. This will clear your emails of so much junk, and also minimize the internet's algorithm to stop studying your shopping habits.

  • Go to the top search in your email browser, put in a name of a consistent company you see in your inbox, erase all the emails if you aren't going to read them, and take the companies latest email and unsubscribe. 

Tip 2: Declutter your social media 

This is a quarterly task I complete about every 3 months. There are so many voices, so many opinions, and so many “facts” that a lot of times, social media can be really noisy. 


I don’t follow everybody that follows me. If a page doesn’t uplift me, encourage my faith, and help me with something. I will not follow them unless they are my family or friends.


If you went to high school with somebody and they didn't talk with you then and don't say too much to you now. Why are you following them? Now if you support them or their business and the relationship is mutual then that’s a different story but most of us follow a lot of unnecessary people just because.

I don’t like much noise so when my feed seems cloudy. I clean out my follower's list to minimize the busyness of social media.


 

Tip 3: Declutter your Closet

This will have to be my all-time favorite! Cleaning out my closet is so refreshing to me. I like to do these things to declutter.


Create a Toss, Sell, or Donate pile 

  • Sell items I don't wear on eBay 
  • Donate clothes to Goodwill or local church for outreach
  • Toss items that are torn, ripped, or super old

Organize your closet using containers, labels, and color coordination 

Hire a professional to help if this task becomes daunting.



Bonus Tip: Just Breath. This may seem like a lot but this becomes fun once you implement these steps in your life. I started doing this by 15 minutes a day for each tip and saw a huge leap in my creativity because my phone, my social media, and my closet were all clutter-free.


In sum: Decluttering is fairly simple when you apply the above 3 tips. So let me leave you with one last tip… 


December 2020, I relaunch my business, so if you need help with any of these topics, follow me at @uniqueeditions on Instagram or feel free to schedule a Free 15-minute discovery call to discuss how I can help you elevate your life at www.uniqueedtions.co 


So get to it – you’re going to be glad you did! Let me know in the comments, which is your favorite.

12/30/2020

How to Do a 10 Day Social Media Fast


Hi guys! It’s the time for me to fast from social media again and every time I complete an online fast it’s always such a refreshing feeling to take a break and spend more time with my thoughts/ feelings, my baby, and God.


Despite how 2020 turned out I have been on a grind so slowing down and doing other things than scrolling online is something I've been enjoying.


I typically complete a 10 day quarterly fast but with how things are going in my life, I think I want to implement these throughout the month to fall back when I feel overwhelmed, consumed, and things get too noisy.


There is a lot of different fasts that you can complete. I've completed a Daniel fast, a 40 day and 40 night fast, a weekly fast, and so forth. I focus on fasting from things I tend to go to the most to remind myself of the things I don't really need. 


This year I started off doing a 21 day fast that extended for 40 days and it went great. I remember 2 days before my 21 days fast was ending. The holy spirit spoke and told me to complete a 40 day fast and I was like HUH!? 


And guess what? A few days after that fast was over, I was able to get some insight about some issues I was going through personally and God revealed things to me so clear I knew exactly what I needed to do. During my current fast I didn't eliminate food, it was more about getting offline for a moment to unplug and take care of myself. Here are some easy steps to complete a social media fast and what to do afterward.


1. Plan out what you will do during your fast before you begin your fast.

  • This will help you not be subject to pick up your phone and get online because you will already know what to do.
2. Delete ALL Social media apps 

  • Deleting all your social media from your phone will help you from going online and begin strolling back on the media.
3. Breath/Don't overthink things

  • If you feel as if you can't make it, breathe. It's ok, look at this detox as a reward, not a burden, and change your way of thinking.
4. Spend time with your family

  • I would say and friend as well but the way Covid-19 is set up, nobody's safe. But spending time with my son has been such a rewarding feeling.
5. Talk to God

  • Let me tell you, I'm not fearful for 2021 but I am not stressing about my dreams and goals. I am writing them down, working on my budget, brain dumping, and giving it all to God because we just don't know. So I would rather make plans but ask God to guide me through them if it's his will.


Doing these basic things has helped me during this time.

I'm working on a lot and all I can do is take things one day at a time and breath. I'm happy, refreshed, and ready for all God has in store for me.


What to do after your fast?


1. Clean up your social media.

  • A day before I get back, I typically delete people who weren't beneficial to feed, take any images down from more than 5 years ago, and prep for what images I want to post.

2. Review your social media

  • I like to go through my images and check out my insight for engagement, clicks to see what post are beneficial to my audience to see what worked and what didn't

3. Submit your Ideas to God

  • If there are any ideas on the table, I like to give them to God so he can direct my path

I hope these were helpful. Happy new years to you all. Praying your 2021 goes well in Jesus name.




12/11/2020

10 Lesson 2020 has Taught Me


December is always a reflective month for me. It's a month I am still, more entuned and aware of the things happening around me. This has been one hell of a year and I don't know about anybody else but I'm happy and grateful to still be breathing. I've learned so much this year that during my reflection 2020 has taught me all these things.

1. There is a lot of work to be done internally.
2. I have everything I need.
3. Your people are right in front of you.
4. God never intended pain to be our teacher.
5. Everything that has happened to us, got us to our now.
6. You can only run from yourself for too long before you catch up with yourself.
7. You are your worst enemy.
8. Everything starts in the mind.
9. You may feel lonely but you're never alone.
10. Situations come to teach us not to stop us.

Think about these things. What are some things 2020 has taught you? To go deeper into your journey, download a FREE guide below to help you reflect on this year's lesson.

I hope you have an awesome holiday season.


 

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