Far too many people underestimate how important it is to declutter your home and workspace on a regular basis. This is not just about being clean and neat, but what it does to your motivation, productivity, and focus. When you are constantly living in chaos and trying to work on a desk filled with mail, papers, file folders, and random materials, your mind becomes cluttered as well. Decluttering your home is key to decluttering your mind and getting unstuck.
Clutter-Free Home Means a Clutter-Free Mind
Remember that when you have clutter in your area, living environment, or workspace, it creates more clutter in your mind. Have you ever tried to sit at a desk or table to work, and are constantly looking around at everything stacked on the desk? Seeing a bill reminds you it might be due soon, seeing piles of clothes make you think of doing laundry. Every little thing you see that doesn’t belong there is another distraction and something to cause stress.
If you are having trouble focusing, feel really stuck, or have no creative spark, you should really start by decluttering your space.
You Can Improve Your Decision Making Skill
Another great benefit of decluttering your life is to help with making decisions. Maybe you feel a little stuck in your life because of not being able to make a choice. This causes a lot of stress and frustration, especially when you finally make a decision, and it is the wrong one
To get a little more clarity and improve your decision-making and problem-solving skills, try decluttering all of your living spaces. This includes in your home, car, and your office.
Clutter-Free Workspaces Allow for More Creativity
Are you struggling the most with being in a creative rut? If so, decluttering can help you tremendously! You are able to free the stress and worry of things being piled in chaos around you, and with a clear head can find your hidden creative spark. Any time you have a creative block, try cleaning the room or area you are in, do a little meditating, then start again. You will be amazed by how much clarity you gain from this small task.
It Helps to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Did you know messes and clutter in your home can lead to anxiety and higher levels of stress? If you have been suffering from these lately, and aren’t sure why it has gotten worse, try looking around your home. Clean up messes and organize everything so that you have less clutter. It is especially important in your bedroom as how you wake up sets you up for the day.
I encourage you to declutter your home and workspace on a regular basis by putting it in your schedule!