Science is just starting to address the depression/anxiety/clutter cycle. In short, it plays out like this:
Clutter overstimulates our senses and draws our attention away from our priorities. We find it more difficult to relax and focus. Our to-do list is never-ending and overwhelming. Anxiety and tension rises, leading to feelings of depression thinking we’ll never accomplish our goals. We are embarrassed when somebody stops by unannounced or when we can’t find things easily.
Basically clutter creates chaos, which can lead to anxiety, which can lead to depression, which can lead to clutter, etcetera.
Whew! It can be exhausting.
And it can be paralyzing to think about beginning the process of elimination.
The easiest way to begin is to set aside just ten minutes a day (set a timer on your phone even) and start decluttering your space.
We say it all the time. A clutter-free home is a clutter-free mind.
(Once you’ve gathered that clutter, use our handy app to get it out of your life the easy way)