When your house is a mess and super cluttered how do you feel? Do you believe that clutter has a profound effect on your mood and self-esteem? I totally believe this is true for me! When the area around me is a mess I feel it. Deeply. I feel stressed and overwhelmed. Even just cleaning for 5 minutes helps me feel so much better about my life. In this week’s episode of The 365 Days Podcast Heidi and I discuss the topic of decluttering and mood. We refer to this awesome article that explains the link between depression and clutter and it also gives some really great tips on decluttering. My favorite tip is “pledge to clear and clean your kitchen sink every day. It takes a couple of seconds more to place a dish in the dishwasher than dump it in the sink. A clean sink will instantly raise your spirits and decrease your anxiety.” It’s funny how a little thing like a clean kitchen sink can raise my spirits so much.
This week’s challenge
Each week on the 365 Days Podcast we issue a challenge. This week the challenge is to spend 15 minutes each day decluttering your home. It may not seem like 15 minutes is enough time but you’ll be surprised at what areas in your home can be organized in just a few minutes. And chances are if you start organizing and decluttering you might just spend more than 15 minutes. What area of your house is a trouble spot for you? Let me know by texting or leaving a voicemail at 858-365-3297.
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