This week’s change: Start organizing/decluttering
Level of Discomfort (10 being the most painful): 3
Why: For those of you who don’t know, the CEO in my name stands for chef, educator and ORGANIZER. I have been living an organized life for several decades and it has helped to reduce my stress tremendously.
If you google the terms clutter and depression or clutter and anxiety you’ll come put with a ton of hits. A ton. As organized as I am, occasionally I fall into a slight disarray every now and then, but nothing that can’t be reeled in in 15-20 minutes.
In my years coaching people through organizing I have discovered that the environment you allow yourself to live in is a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself. People who feel good about themselves don’t live like pigs. Harsh? Absolutely.
Do we get busy and messy sometimes? Sure. But the deep layers of disorganization and mess that can’t be picked up and pulled together quickly represent something deeper and the longer you avoid looking at it the more likely you will be to stay depressed or anxious.
Clutter is stressful. Stress creates unfavorable chemistry in the body. Reduce your clutter, reduce your stress. It’s not rocket science.
Clutter in the kitchen causes waste. You work hard for your money. Don’t throw it down the disposal.
What do we substitute in place of it, if anything? Nothing
Potential Positive Outcomes: Less anxiety, depression and feelings of overwhelm. More peace.
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