Less Clutter - Less Stress

Posted By: Ann Richards · 2/4/2013 10:42:00 AM

The holidays are long gone, Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone and now it’s time to cleanse our environment of all the excess that we acquired through these periods.  Why?  Because clutter equals stress and stress creates illness. 

Clutter slows me down.  When I walk into a room that is overfilled I feel weighted down by all the things that I really don’t want … things that are simply there because someone put them there and never moved them.  And, I’m not necessarily talking about a pair of shoes under the coffee table, I’m talking about too much of anything … like … even a stack of too many books, or too many of anything. 

So, how do we keep the stress of clutter away?  Maybe we can help ourselves by buying fewer things and by getting rid of the things that no longer beautify our surroundings. 

Walking around the house going room to room asking yourself the following questions might help.  They’re also good questions to ask before making another purchase.


Do I love it?

Is it useful or beautiful?

Did I choose to bring it into my life?

Would it be hard to replace if I needed it again?

Do I need to save it for tax or legal reasons?

If I were free from guilt, would I still keep it?

Have I used it in the past year?

Does it fit with my vision for the life that I want to live?


I hope these questions help you to B Well by staying clutter/stress free

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