How Clutter Affects Your Time, Money, and Stress
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Clutter drains you of your time. If you live in a cluttered place, you will spend extra time looking for lost items: keys, money, shoes, tools, etc.
And even when you’re looking right at the lost item, it becomes difficult to see when surrounded by clutter.
Examples of stress clutter can cause:
Guidelines to follow to help you decide where you should draw the line on clutter:
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... that no longer inspire you. Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.
Your life has moved on—maybe it’s time for the decoration to do the same. Keeping just the items that mean the most to you will help them to shine.
There are certain places in our homes we tend to leave items out for convenience. By leaving these things out, we think we’re saving time and simplifying our lives. That’s the convenience fallacy.
W might save a couple of seconds, but the other 99.9 percent of the time, those items just sit there creating a visual distraction.
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Setting clear boundaries between personal and work lives is key to maintaining flow and good mental health. The alternative creates mental clutter, a difficulty to think straight and focus due t...
Set clear boundaries regarding conversation topics at home and work—and stick to them. Talking about work at home, or about home at work should be avoided.
Of course, we can share stories of work with family and home life with colleagues, but don’t let these be the only conversations; open up, branch out and let other conversations be born in those spaces.
Keep a journal for both work and home where you vent frustrations in order to maintain clear boundaries. By externalizing those feelings, your mental health improves and you are less likely to be overwhelmed.
We enrich our lives when we cleanse our mental spaces. We also open space for more activity, sharper thoughts and creativity.
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