Remember when you were a kid and your toys were scattered everywhere? That’s when your Mom or Dad would say, “Clean up your mess!” What about now? Do you have a junk drawer in the kitchen that you can barely close? Is your garage so full of stuff that you can’t even park your car in it? What about your personal or work relationships? Are there some messes there that you need to clean up? Whether you know it or not, the messes in your life are actually contributing more to your stress levels than you realize. For example, according to organizational expert Jillian Pollack, people spend an average of six minutes a day just looking for their keys.1 That’s 42 minutes a week or three hours a month of needlessly added stress! Think of what you could be doing with that extra time.
Research shows that your brain can only focus on a certain number of things at a time and when you surpass that, your brain goes into information overload.2,3,4 Clutter in our homes as well as in our minds can cause stress that not only harms our health, but takes away from experiencing joy in our lives. So I thought that, in the spirit of spring cleaning, I would share with you a powerful way you can start decreasing clutter in your home as well as in your mind. You will experience how cleaning up your messes really can help you Go From Your Stressed Self to Your Best Self™! (more…)