Clutter causes anxiety and stress. It distracts us. In fact it can contribute to a vicious clutter-stress cycle.
If you are trying to deal with the clutter in your life or if you desire to free yourself from the clutter-stress cycle, you need to recognize the root cause of your clutter as the first step to becoming clutter free.
Do you have clutter for any of these reasons:
- Are you avoiding something?
- Do you fear failure?
- Have you changed and weren’t prepared for it?
- Do you want to retreat?
- Are you holding on to someone or something the past?
For example, do your bills pile up because you don’t want to deal with your finances? Or do you keep your house unsightly because you don’t want to deal with visitors? What about that closet or basement? Are there too many memory joggers about a previous relationship?
Understanding the underlying reason for the clutter in our lives is truly a first baby step in becoming more organized.