Self-care, self-help, and self-belief have all been buzzwords over the last year or so, but one of the things that rarely gets mentioned is self-responsibility. Taking responsibility for your space and your home is a great way to practice self-care, and the first step on that journey is to start decluttering and organizing your home and your life. Here are five reasons why decluttering can help you.
There’s an old proverb that states, “a change is as good as a rest,” and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to cleaning up and clearing out. If you need a rest and a break, consider that it might actually be your surroundings that are making you feel uncomfortable, and decide how to change them. Dedicate a week or two to really organizing your home, and you’ll see the benefits.
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Decluttering your house is a great metaphor for decluttering your mind, and if you’ve been particularly stressed recently, you will find that a good decluttering session will give you purpose and a drive to change things.
Once you’re in mid-declutter and organization mode, there’s no going back, which means you’ll have a goal to achieve and a pathway to get there. Both of these are good for your mental health.
Clearing your space and decluttering will mean you can see things clearer, and it will make things easier to get done, such as planning for the future, even if that future is making a cup of coffee and a sandwich to celebrate your new tidy kitchen!
We all have pasts, and we all have memories, and the psychology on this is quite clear that if bad memories are not addressed, they will eat away at you and continue to bug you. You know how it feels to know there’s a stack of paperwork on your desk you need to look at but haven’t, it doesn’t feel perfect, and its always playing on your mind,
By dedicating some time to organizing and decluttering your home, you can tackle these metaphorical piles of paperwork, and you can organize your memories into the right places, be they the keep and enjoy pile or the let-go pile.
Letting go of your old habits isn’t easy, but it’s much easier once you’ve taken the first step and made a commitment to get better. By spending some time decluttering and organizing, you’re giving yourself the boost you need to declutter and organize your mind too, and that’s a powerful motivator.