4 Things That Cause Unnecessary Stress You Should Get Rid Of

Less is more. Stress and exhaustion are often the results of complicating our lives

Victor Mong
7 min readJun 27, 2022


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Stress, dissatisfaction, and unhappiness are often the effects of complicating our lives.

If you want to avoid unnecessary stress in your life, live with more excitement, and do your best work, there are four things you must wipe out from your life.

Get rid of needless possessions

Everything in your life and mine is energy. The more cluttered you are, the more energy you dissipate, and the harder your life can be.

Many people don’t know this, which explains why, according to a survey, 54% of people are overwhelmed with clutter and 78% have no clue what to do about it.

Keeping stuff you don’t need is one way you clutter you clutter and disorganize your physical space. People who do this often think the more things they own, the happier they’ll be.

Quite the contrary, having too many unnecessary possessions can bring you more stress, fatigue, and unhappiness.

In one study, researchers found that people who feel their environment is cluttered tend to be unhappy, have unhealthy patterns of stress, and have difficulty managing everyday tasks.

Because of this, one of the key ways you can live with less stress is by taking out all unwanted stuff around you.

This includes old clothes, books, food, appliances, utensils, overflowing magazine racks, and everything else that you no longer need but is taking up space.

Unnecessary stuff down doesn’t just take up physical space. Combing through them every time you want to look for something can drain you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

It can also make it difficult to get things done quickly because our physical space reflects our mental state.

As Eleanor Brown said:

Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.



Victor Mong

15x Top Writer // I research and write science-based advice on life, productivity & health // info.victormong@gmail.com