Benefit to Getting Organized Number 2745: Less Stress

I don’t know anyone who wakes up in the morning, opens the curtains, and greets the day with a hearty “Gee, I really hope I have more stress today.” We all desire stress-free lives; in fact, multi-million dollar companies are founded and sustained on just that premise. But who has time for less stress?

A lot of people view the organizing process as something they know they need to do, or should do, but cannot make time in their busy busy lives for it. They see it as overly time-consuming, or perhaps overly expensive. And when one’s life is ruled by time and money (or the lack thereof), setting aside any amount of either thing seems overwhelming and stress-producing. And in a way, they are right. read more

Benefits of Getting Organized: Creating External and Internal Space

Have you ever walked into a room and had an immediate visceral response to the disorganization and clutter?  You may have felt anything from disgusted, to uncomfortable, to agitated, to downright panicky.

Now imagine it is YOU whose daily life is surrounded by such disarray.  Clutter of any magnitude doesn’t just happen overnight; it accumulates.  And probably the person living with chronic disorganization doesn’t even realize or can adequately verbalize how it happened.  All they know is that it is slowly day by day taking up more space – both physical space in the home or office, and emotional space as they search for a clear “counter” on which to lay some peace.

In short, the chaos is competing with the contentment.
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