We have just DAYS left before the new year begins. Before you make the big resolutions like “lose weight”, “get healthy”, “be more positive”, etc. think about first adding “declutter!” as your #1 resolution. Clutter affects every part of your life from your health and emotions to your physical space and state of mind. Here are three ways it can affect you and we hope this helps you make smart resolutions that stuck for 2019!
Clutter affects your body
Excess clutter in your home decreases energy and motivation to eat healthy and exercise. Medical professionals now see a direct correlation between decluttering and weight loss. So clear the clutter, especially in your kitchen to make it easier to prepare healthy meals. Declutter your schedule to make time for exercise. The hardest part is getting started. Take that first small step. Keep in mind, small changes over time yield big results!
Clutter affects your emotions
Clutter can cause feelings of depression, hopelessness and overwhelm. When our life and world is in chaos, it’s hard to know where to begin. It’s best to tackle the area of your life or home that is bringing you the most stress or anxiety. If you tackle that one thing, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and be motivated to continue. Try to focus on separating yourself from the clutter or chaos. It does not define you. It is simply an outward expression of what you are feeling and you have the power to change it. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Clutter affects your mind
Clutter affects the ability to focus and process information. Clutter and chaos are distracting and take up a lot of our brain power. Decluttering and getting organized brings peace and clarity. When you rid yourself of the clutter in your life, it opens you up to endless possibilities and experiences.