As 2014 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect back on the last year. Did you accomplish what you wanted to? How do you feel about your current life, health, home, and stress levels? Specifically, how do you think the clutter and organization of your home may affect your feelings about your day-to-day life and accomplishments?
I know at my house, I see a direct correlation between my productivity and my organization. While I don’t mind living with a little happy chaos around the house, too much clutter holds me back from so many things I might aspire to do. It can weigh me down. I believe that disorganization and excess clutter contributes to so many issues and struggles that occur in our home and life.
So if simplifying could benefit our life, why is it that we have such a hard time letting go of the clutter? We can become emotionally attached to things, or simply feel overwhelmed by all the decisions involved in letting things go. Sometimes it feels easier just to avoid having to make those decisions. Yet, when we think about the kind of life we want, it makes sense to devote the time necessary to make those life-changing decisions.
The commitment to get organized in 2015 will impact our lives in many healthy ways. I find it very helpful to visualize the kind of life I want to live in the upcoming year, and how decluttering and better organization in life will set me up with the confidence I need to achieve my goals and make positive changes.
Here is a prediction of how we might feel at the end of 2015 if we decide to let go of clutter, establish better habits, and get organized. Since seeing the potential positive outcome in black and white is helpful for me, perhaps it will be helpful for you as well!
If we get rid of clutter, we will:
1. Feel more positive
2. Be less stressed
3. Have more free time
4. Be happier with our home
5. Enjoy more time with people we love
6. Be more hospitable
7. Reach more goals
8. Feel less frazzled
9. Be in better financial shape
10. Be more organized
What are some ways that clutter might be holding you back? How would your life improve if you got serious about decluttering and made a commitment to getting organized this year?