Updated: Feb 15
Tidy house tidy mind
The order in our home or workspace is a reflection of our inner state. A chaotic person will live in a messy space. We are projecting out how we feel inside.
It may seem absurd to you, but if you feel lazy and are hesitating whether to go out of your house or not, it is much more likely that you will not go if what you see around you is just clutter. Just as a caring and orderly environment helps maintain discipline. One thing pulls on the other.
Order at home is an area that I usually work in with my clients. There comes a time when your mind is tidy. Your mind is finally calm. When you feel the peace and freedom that has you free yourself from the anxiety and stress.
Here are some tips to keep your house organized.
Once again, our environment reflects our internal state. The peace that comes from seeing everything in order and clear is also felt within you.
In some cases, we do it the other way around. Just as you don't need to be relaxed to breathe slowly and deeply, but you can force relaxation through breathing, you can also sort yourself out inside, tidying up your house first, one leads to the other.
If you find the goal of maintaining order at home overwhelming, chop it up. Mark yourself from 5 to 10 minutes every day before you leave for work to sort out what's in your sight. This is what is often called "mother-in-law's visiting cleaning".
Do not worry about cabinets or drawers, try not do more than 10 minutes a day. You will see how surprised you are by what you are able to achieve in such a short amount of time, if you really propose it thoroughly.
Do not start ordering papers because it will take a long time.
If you see that you waste too much time, you will quit, neither do it room by room, focus on one category until it's completely sorted out and organized, then move to another category, and forget about the rest. If you follow this advice, you are going to succeed.
Once a week, mark a stretch of work to order more thoroughly, do cleansing of papers, cabinets, drawers, etc. The system is the same: don't overwhelm yourself wanting to do more than you can. Or the next day you will remember it with regret and you will get discourage.