Conquer the clutter in your life and give your goals and dreams a better chance of success.
Each New Year, so many people are inspired by the fresh start of a blank calendar and the natural start-over that a new year brings. It’s easy to dream big hairy audacious goals for your life and dream big.
But did you know that so many goals and dreams are slowly killed as the year progresses due to something not many people take into account?
Yes, clutter can hinder your goals and in some cases, stop them dead.
In this post, I’ll look at why you need to conquer in your life if you want to give your goals and dreams the best chance of success. And some help to get you there!
Why you need to conquer clutter
1. Your goals need physical space
Physical clutter is perhaps the most obvious kind of obstacle to achieving goals in your life.
Whether your goal is to workout more regularly, write a book, learn an instrument or most anything else. Being surrounded by piles of things that either don’t belong or should’ve been thrown out ages ago makes it difficult to concentrate on your goal and your goal actions.
It also makes it difficult to find things you’ll need to complete your goals. Like your workout clothes, or your guitar plectrum, or you name it!
Mess = stress. And stress doesn’t make for a great goal-achieving environment.
2. Your goals need mental space
This follows on from the first point. If you’re stressed because of your cluttered surrounding, or because of your overpacked schedule, you’ll find it harder to concentrate.
Stress makes it especially difficult if you’re working towards a goal that requires you to be creative or to have thinking energy. Examples of these kinds of goals are goals that require you to write, invent, create, design or imagine.
Stress stifles our creative brains and saps our thinking energy. This is why it’s crucial to deal with clutter if your goal is a creative one.
So if clutter can distract us, make it difficult to find things and cause us unnecessary stress. The question remains, how do we deal with it?
3. Get some help
If you’ve got a lot of clutter around you and you feel like it’s causing you stress because you can’t think, create, or simply find where you put your running belt, then it’s a good idea to get some assistance to help you clear your clutter.
This can mean speaking to the other members of your family and agreeing a schedule in which you’ll declutter various sections of your home. Or creating new rules with family members about where things need to live and what happens when new items are brought into the house.
Another great idea is to get some outside help and resources. This can be in the form of eCourses and action plans that will walk you through the process of decluttering so that you won’t get overwhelmed about where to start.
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You are right! Clutter can get in the way of everything. Everytime I feel that the house gets crammed I get quite anxious and have to do something about it. Great article!
Luna S says
I agree it can be nice to de-clutter your work space, it looks more put together and makes you want to work on something.
Totally! Every time I finish clearing up, I’m suddenly bursting to get to work on something 🙂
Great post and so helpful! Clutter is the worst!
Life With Sonia says
I love how you explained the last point. This is something I am working on.
This is sooo true! I love when you said our goals need space because they do
Yes to conquering clutter! I know when my house is cluttered I can’t seem to think about anything else.
I am all about decluttering lately! The “stuff” everywhere started to drive me crazy and we got rid of a lot of things. Same for the kids as well. Everything looks so much better without clutter.
Yes! Sometimes I wonder whether “decluttering the kids” is ever an option too! lol!
I am working on the clutter in my life and home this year
Such an awesome goal! Go you!!
Alena Michelle says
Agreed! I had to declutter my desk toda to focus.
Yes, me too!
So true. I can’t work if I am surrounded by clutter. If my home office gets cluttered, I have to clean it, or move to a clean location to work.
Yes it’s hard to focus, right? 🙂
Nicole Hood says
Yes! It’s like you wrote this for me this year! I am going to declutter for my mental health!
Puja Bhardwaj says
Getting your home or work place cluttered means lack of productivity and focus.
Yes, that’s right 🙂
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