One New Year’s Resolution You Haven’t Set But Should
Eat Healthier? Check.
Get More Exercise? Check.
Save Money? Check.
You may have these and other New Year resolutions on your list, but there is one you should probably add that will help you all year long: declutter that one area of your house.
Yes, you know what area I'm talking about. That junk drawer, junk closet, or junk room you have where you put things you don't want to make a decision on yet. THAT area. I encourage you to take a deep breath. Right now. And resolve to organize and clean out that area this year.
Turns out, that one area might be keeping you from getting all the other goals on your list accomplished because as you'll see below, clutter causes stress, stress can lead to depression and depression can cause a lack of motivation that might cause all the other goals to fall by the wayside.
You may think that the cluttered area is not doing any harm. But that turns out to be a myth. Clutter is causing stress, and more for women than men.
In a 4-year study of 32 middle class families, researchers found that:
"Of all the participants studied, women seem to be hardest hit by the clutter surrounding them. Mothers in the group had elevated levels of stress hormones that correlated with the volume of possessions they had to manage.”
A survey by the National Association for Professional Organizers found that 54 percent of Americans are overwhelmed by their clutter. Of these, 78 percent let it build up because they don’t know what to do about it.
Do YOU know what to do about it? Do you feel overwhelmed by the idea of even starting? You aren't alone, and I can help.
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