Have you noticed that, in recent years, there’s been a big niche industry for things like minimalism, decluttering, etc?
Whether you’ve toyed with the idea of emptying your house for everything that doesn’t cause you to feel a “spark of joy,” a la Marie Kondo, or whether you just like the Scandinavian-style aesthetic of a clean, spacious, and modern home, there’s definitely something about “order” and “simplicity” that is appealing to many people.
If you’re the kind of person who has a more chaotic and topsy-turvy everyday routine and environment, here are a few reasons why it’s a good idea to establish order in your own life.
Because the more you have control of the different elements of your life, the more effectively will be at pursuing and achieving your goals
In all likelihood, there isn’t a person in the world that doesn’t – at least somewhere deep down – have certain goals and preferences that they are striving towards and hoping to experience in life.
Of course, life is often tricky, and full of things that inevitably place a demand on your attention, energy, and time.
The simple reality is that if your life isn’t very organised, there’s a good chance that you just won’t have the free time, energy, and flexibility required to pursue and achieve your more ambitious goals
The more control you have over the different elements of your life, the more effectively you will be able to leverage those different dimensions in order to more effectively achieve the things you want to achieve.
Because you will be calmer, more focused, and more confident if your environment is in order
Generally speaking, if your immediate environment is haphazard and disorganised, it will tend to lead to a more scattered, stressed, and distracted frame of mind than would be the case if you felt like things were well organised and were in alignment with your personal and aesthetic preferences.
Graffiti removal services and other public cleanup initiatives exist, in large part, because of the well-known psychological effects that the visual layout of an environment can have on the individuals who occupy it.
It’s safe to say that you will almost certainly be calmer, more focused, and more confident, if your environment is in order than if it is not.
Because it’s easier to keep an eye on the “big picture” when you aren’t constantly being bogged down by minute
If things in your everyday life are quite disorganised, that’s more or less the same as saying that there are lots of small details and factors that don’t neatly “fit into place,” and that you have to always keep one eye on, whatever else it is you’re doing.
When things are organised, it is easier to be able to take a step back and look at the overall course of your life from a “big picture” perspective, instead of constantly having to herd cats and try to put out metaphorical fires.
This, in and of itself, can make you more effective and content in life as a whole.