Organization at Home Spells Mental Calm

By Ardra Taylor

The rat race that is modern society means that Monday to Friday the vast majority of us are so busy that come the weekend we’re all frazzled and exhausted. By the time Sunday evening rolls around our downtime has passed in the blink of an eye. We have forty-eight hours away from the office. The last thing we feel like doing with that time for ourselves is write a grocery list, let alone try to organize our entire households.

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The irony is that for many of us, a large part of why it’s so difficult to balance all that we have to accomplish during the week is due precisely to the complete lack of organization in our lives. It may seem like a lot to take on, but once you have figured out how to organize your life it becomes a lot easier to do all the things you need to do and a lot less stressful too!

Organization in your home will ultimately lead to organization in your life. You may not realize it but the physical mess and disorganization in your life can really affect you mentally. It’s as if our physical environments act as mirrors for what’s going on in our minds and vice versa. Thus, making time to take control of your physical space and bring order to the chaos will have positive repercussions mentally.

So dive in. Make a list of what needs to be done, room by room. Prioritize the list and do the toughest or most important jobs first. Create categories for items and make separate piles for each, then decide how to organize and store each pile. Make sure you have garbage bags, a shredder, and storage containers with you in each room as you go. Most importantly, don’t try to tackle the mess alone – ask for help. And don’t worry about getting it all done at once, in fact take a few weekends or so to keep yourself from burning out and you may just have a good time getting organized.

With the right strategies and a good plan you can look forward to completing the organization of your physical environment. With that done and out of the way, you’ll soon reap the benefits of your newfound organization – you’ll be able to tackle daily tasks quickly and more easily because of your new system and you’ll know exactly where everything is. You can also look forward to being less stressed and experiencing increased mental well-being!

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