Today on Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out, I’m tackling mental clutter. Now is a great time to practice unplugging. It’s summer, it’s light out for longer and you can create some new habits before the change of the season.

Unplugging Tips to Reduce Mental Clutter

According to the Pew Research Center, 84% of cell phone users claim they could not go a single day without their device. Can you step away from your cell phone for a day? Do you know why you’re so attached to your electronic devices?


Maybe it’s not your cell phone. What do you struggle to unplug from? Social Media? Video Games? TV? Let’s clear some mental clutter as this blog post focuses on 10-minute tips to declutter your life! My hope is that you’ll take time throughout the week, or even the month, to learn where you’d benefit from taking some apart from media, phone, electronics, social media, etc.


On July 22nd, I’ll have the second part of this blog with more tips on unplugging.

A blog post on Distractify shared that the average person:

  • Watches TV for 9.1 years.
  • 2 years are spent watching commercials
  • 70% of our waking life in front of digital media.
  • 18% of social media users can’t go a few hours without checking Facebook;
  • On Facebook: 39,757 years of time collectively spent of Facebook EACH DAY

How would your numbers compare? Would your time be about the same or would it be more? What number do you need to check yourself with that isn’t listed above?


Let’s clear some mental clutter and get unplugged!

Unplugging Tips

What’s your poison? What do you need to unplug from? Video games? Facebook? Your cell phone? Computer? Movies? Music?


Take the time to go through this list and choose one item that you will focus on stepping away from during this week. It could be something that you waste the most time on like surfing Facebook; a bad habit such as checking your phone during the family time; or spending time with videos instead of having personal interactions.


If you are unsure, ask yourself some questions:

Where do I seem to spend or waste a lot of time?


Do I notice something I can’t seem to tear myself away from?


Do my family or friends complain I am addicted to something?


Have any of my habits cost me anything? i.e. I was late to work because I couldn’t put down the video game.


As you read through these questions, what is popping into your head? Have you found that there is something that you should really take a break from in your life?


What do you think your stats are for watching TV, spending time on social media, etc.? What do you need to unplug from in life? Who can give you an honest answer if you’re unsure what you need to step away from?

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