There are always times, whether at home or at work, when the mess and clutter gets on top of us. Maybe you’ve been too busy to tidy up or are accumulating things that you think you need to keep hold of. However you’ve ended up in this situation, it’s time for a good decluttering.
What are the Benefits of Decluttering?
Besides making your living and working space a bit friendlier to the eye, there are a few key benefits to removing the clutter from your life.
Reduce stress and anxiety
Being surrounded by clutter can make you feel overwhelmed and like you’re not in control. Too much clutter adds small amounts of confusion and uncertainty throughout your day. This adds unnecessary stress and anxiety to your life. You want to come home after a long day’s work and relax, which is difficult to do when you’re surrounded by clutter.
Decluttering can have an immediate impact on your levels of stress and anxiety, helping you to relax and even sleep better at night.
Improve focus and productivity
Our brains can only handle so much stimuli. When we are surrounded by clutter at work, for example, all of the stuff around you is competing for your attention, even if you’re not consciously thinking about it. Decluttering can help you to focus better on the task at hand and get more work done throughout the day.
You may think that you don’t have the time to declutter your home or workspace, but committing to this can actually help you save time in the long run. Think of all the time you spend looking for a specific document at work or object in your house.
If you have less clutter and if everything is organised well, then you should know exactly where everything is so you don’t have to waste time searching.
Do you need tips on how to declutter your home or workspace? I provide life and career coaching on problems just like this one. Get in touch if you would like to book a coaching session.