Be Happy, Feel Beautiful
It happens every week. You start off on Sunday night with a clean room, but as the week goes on and the work begins to pile up, so does the load of messy clothes. Sure, you could just get to it on Friday, but did you know that the clutter in your room might be affecting your thoughts and the way you live your life? Everyday stress can triple in intensity if you’re surrounded by an unorganized environment. If your mind is disorganized, it may be reflecting the mess in your room. Clearing your environment of excess clutter will lower your stress levels and help you function much better. Having clutter around can act like a huge weight on those shoulders of yours, providing you with a constant visual reminder that you are not in control of the situation in which you are working. By simplifying your space, you will be amazed at how much stress you can reduce, along with the clutter. People feel calmer when their belongings are in order.
Don’t know where to begin? Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you are getting rid of the clutter.
It is easy to fall into the habit of not putting things away. You may even think you are saving time by leaving stuff out. But the cost is high. These habits create a disorderly living and work space and cost you a lot of time, sometimes even hours of searching for items which are buried under piles of other belongings. Make it a habit to put your items away as soon as you are done using them. Everything should have its place.
Follow a system:
Clutter control can be an emotionally cleansing process:
Sometimes we hold on to items, which are neither functional or beautiful, because of emotional associations. Often the item was very important in relation to something we used to do, or used to believe in. As you wonder whether to keep the item, ask yourself, “Why should I keep this?” Often you will look at an item and realize that it was appropriate for an earlier time in your life, and not appropriate for where you are now. This can result in a emotional decluttering process, which is cleansing.
Getting rid of clutter can take some time and courage, but it is well worth the effort. When you start to feel buried, burdened and overwhelmed with responsibilities stop, look around and evaluate your home and office. It’s probably time to set aside a weekend, a day, or maybe just a few minutes to declutter again.