13. Get your house organized.
A chaotic environment often translates into a chaotic mindset. And just as often, the reverse is true: a chaotic attitude causes people to allow clutter and junk to build up. Getting the house (or office) organized is a decisive step towards taming anxiety; it will enable you to de-clutter your mind while creating a more wholesome and inviting environment. However, don’t get overwhelmed just yet! You don’t have to de-clutter your entire house all in one afternoon. Start with one closet. Decide what things in there can get donated to a local charity, what things you might sell for some extra cash, what items you want to keep, and what things can get thrown away. Then follow through. Don’t let bags full of stuff sit by your front door for weeks or even months; take that stuff to where it needs to go!
Move from one closet to the next. If you can’t do more than one cabinet in one day, then do another closet another day. Get the drawers in your kitchen, cleaned out so that you can finally start finding the whatchamacallit without spending four hours digging around. By the time you are finished organizing your house, you will find that your mind feels much more organized too. Life will feel more manageable, and you will see yourself as able to do what is necessary to get the job done.