Questions people frequently ask are:
What is defined as clutter?
According to the dictionary clutter is: ‘A collection of things lying around in an untidy state.’
This could manifest in one or more of the following ways:
In each of the cases above, it may be that the disorganised way the items are managed creates a cluttered environment and not necessarily that there is too much ‘stuff’. However, that being said, generally cluttered living spaces, are the result of a combination of both too much ‘stuff’ & a lack of organisation.
In extreme cases, the possessions take over people’s lives and renders some rooms completely disfunctional and extremely hazardous, affecting all the occupants.
Is clutter harmful to my physical &/or mental health & wellbeing?
I passionately believe that our homes should be havens for rest & relaxation, which are stress free and contribute in a positive way to our overall health & wellbeing both physically & mentally.
Sadly, in the current general holistic approach to health, the ambience of our homes is rarely referred to in the mix. This is something I very much want to address
If our homes do not serve us well, they can add to anxiety & depression. Living in an environment that we dislike & find stressful, is very bad for our overall health and wellbeing. It can sap our energy, plus the motivation to make healthy choices, and so the cycle continues.
In truth, our homes should be the one thing that we can be in control of, and therefore not be the cause of stress and anxiety.
Hallways are very important as they are our welcoming space. Ideally, they should be clutter free, and maybe have fresh flowers, a plant, or a favourite ornament. Natural light is an added bonus!
If we continue to ignore the things that we dislike about our home, we are left with a continuous residual anxiety.
This anxiety will be ongoing in our sub conscious minds. If unchecked, it can manifest in extreme anxiety, an overwhelming sense of not being able to cope, and ultimately depression.
Can Decluttering change my life for the better?
Yes, it can……..
Why do I not seem to be able to declutter myself?
Often people feel overwhelmed by the task in hand. Not knowing where to start, often results in procrastination.
You can find ‘Tips on how to declutter’ in my blog here, which I hope you find useful.
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