How Clutter Clogs Your Space and Your Brain

clutter freeGuest Blogger: Robyn Reynolds

Clutter. According to Webster’s dictionary the definition is “to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness.” For most people they take this at face value – piles and piles of things all over the place taking up valuable space. And of course, at times it is difficult to find what you need when you need it. Clutter is simply a form of energy that creates a block in your life. What people don’t realize is that the clutter is actually a stress that affects other areas of your life. Just as the clutter clogs the spaces in your home, it also blocks or clogs good energy.

The Energy You Live

This concept may be new for some people and not everyone will agree with it or understand it. Everything in life is about energy – both positive and negative. But how does this actually work and how does it have an effect on one’s life? The reality of it is that the clutter (being energy) is blocking other things from coming to you. The definition says “impede movement and reduce effectiveness.” When your environment is cluttered that blocks good energy. The clutter creates bad energy. The good that is due you is no longer able to find its way to you. The good that is due you is being blocked by the clutter around you.

Declutter One Space at a Time

Some may indeed be skeptical. But what if it is real? What if it is true? What would be the harm in looking at things a different way? Consider this concept and try it as an experiment. Declutter one of the spaces that has been bothering you for some time. Since this is all probably new, I suggest starting with a small area. Do a little at a time. Once you pick something up make a decision to keep it or to let it go. Don’t overwhelm yourself, take breaks when necessary and reward yourself for work completed.

Understand How You Feel

Now that the space is clear how do you feel? You can now maneuver around the space easier, you can find things easier, there is a sense of accomplishment and there is a sense of peace.  You are no longer feeling overwhelmed or anxious or lost. You may even feel liberated in a way that you’ve never felt before.  Now let the fun begin. Soon you will start to notice positive things happening in your life. Be open to the small things as well as big things. Remember to enjoy the process and most importantly, take care of yourself.

The bottom line is the clutter doesn’t allow your mind to rest. So when you clear the clutter, you clear your mind and you are definitely more productive.

About Author: Robyn Reynolds is the owner of Organize2Harmonize, a professional organizing business based in Los Angeles that helps clients with home organization to include home inventories, space organizing, closet design relocation assistance and working with the chronically disorganized. She organizes your space to harmonize your life.