DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE
32 Pages, 7027 Words
Eight Chapters on decluttering your life and how it affects your mind, productivity, emotions and life . DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE dwells on the painful effects of a cluttered life, the importance of decluttering your home, office and asks the pointed question, "Why do we clutter anyway?"
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From the chapter on "Why Do We Clutter Anyway?"
"Have you ever wondered why some people work or live in a cluttered environment? Maybe you have seen offices where the desk is filled with an array of papers, tape dispensers, paper clips, staplers, pens, pencils, sticky notes, and files while their side tables or chairs have little room to place items on or for a visitor to sit down. Maybe you peeked at their virtual desk-top and viewed a cornucopia of files, word documents, photos, pdf files that filled the whole window. Why do people do this to themselves? Does it make them feel comfortable? Or does it lead to distraction?
In the last chapter we have learned that cleaning up a desk or a home reduces distractions so that people could focus better, improve self-discipline, and reduce self-induced stress. The techniques in earlier chapters provide ways to clear the clutter surrounding people such as prioritizing daily, weekly and monthly tasks, establishing a sense of purpose and goals and creating a personal vision and a set of goals, are all valuable in and of themselves. Yet, “why” do people develop ‘habits of clutter’? This chapter explores four possible reasons as to why people clutter.
1. Emotional Patterns
Some people get emotional gratification from accumulating stuff around them. Perhaps they have been brought up in an environment where they didn’t have much or have lost much and consequently have a subconscious need to have things around them. Perhaps they subconsciously want to fill a void for things they didn’t have; or they have a fear of losing the things they do have. It really doesn’t matter what those things are as the clutter becomes the stand-in for the things they didn’t have or for those things they have lost.......