Clutter can have a significant impact on our mental health. Messy homes and workspaces can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed, which in turn can decrease our ability to focus.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who are currently working remotely from home, staying organized can be especially challenging and stressful. Therefore, in order to help you stay mentally strong, here are a few tips on how to be more organized in 2021:
· “Now, where did I put that note?” Do you find yourself writing reminder notes on any little scrap of paper or napkin that you have in your reach only to come up short when you need to find that important note? Utilize those reminders on your smartphone or get yourself a brightly colored notebook to keep your notes and ideas all in one spot.
· Pens, pencils, highlighters galore! How many do you really need at your workspace? Toss out those that are leaky, dried up or that you just don’t use. Find a holder that puts a smile on your face with your favorite color, artwork, or a cute animal.
· Decluttering equals less dust. Do you find yourself surrounded by little trinkets or souvenirs? If so, not only do they draw your attention away from what you are trying to focus on, but they also collect dust, which in turn can trigger allergies.
· Stacks of papers littering your desk? Dedicate some time to tackle these piles. The process of putting each item where it belongs may not bring you joy in the moment, but once the task is done, you can enjoy the extra elbow room you created.
The longer you hold on to unnecessary items, the tougher it can be to get rid of them. So, don’t wait. Start decluttering today!