When you look at the above photo, what do you see?
(Hopefully you don’t see your own office.)
What are the words that you start thinking?
You could accurately describe this office by using any of those words.That would be a nightmare to work in everyday. But, if your life resembles this photo in any way, here are 3 rewards that taking the time to declutter will give back to you:
1. Taking the time declutter cuts down on distractions.
When you have everything in order around you, then you can concentrate on what really matters. You don’t have time to be distracted by things that have an easy fix. Save that time for the more important things in life and take notice on how cleanliness increases your focus. Maybe I am just talking to myself here, but I accomplish more when the area around me is clean.
One idea here is to go as paperless as possible and create an effective filing system to achieve a cleaner area.
2. Taking the time to declutter actually gives back time.
The items that you need are easier to find when you know where they are. “Put things back where you found them” begins to have a bigger impact when those items are necessities to your everyday life. Having a specific spot where you place the essentials has really helped me on my computer. When I know where files are at on my computer, I can get more done in my day. This is just one practical step, but you can begin to apply this small habit in every life area and focus on something else that needs more of your attention. Find ways to turn everything into a routine that you can in your life and take notice to how much time you can save in a day.
The initial time it takes to go through things will feel like a burden, but it will be worth it in the long run.
3. Taking the time to declutter puts you in a better mood.
When your mind is clutter free, then your perspective is different. There are less “not fun” tasks to think about and more free time to do the things that you enjoy. You can take control of your mood by accomplishing those little things that take up mental capacity.
Start with setting aside 15 minutes in your day and taking the time to declutter the areas that need attention.
What is one thing you can do to make things cleaner in your life? You can leave your comment below.