…hatever-ing them. But afterwards we would hang up and I’d stay on my phone, lonely and often tired. My phone became a crutch, or a bandaid, a temporary fix for the lonely, anxious feelings I was feeling. The really shitty thing about this all was that my phone only started making me more anxious. I thought that by staying present on Twitter and Facebook and whatever other new app I could download, I was connecting with others, but all that was really happening was me disconnecting from others, and disconnecting from myself.
Part of decluttering means getting rid of things you don’t want or use. Commonly, articles suggest purging things you haven’t used within a certain time period. How true that is! This applies to everything from clothing to furniture. If you’re not using it and it’s just gathering dust, sell or donate it. It’ll free up some much needed space.