13 Reasons why living organized is right for YOU!
Updated: Feb 10
A common misconception in society is that "being disorganized" means you are lazy.
This is far from true.
Organizing does not come naturally to everyone! There is cognitive psychology (or brain science) behind it.
We have two "thinking areas" in our brains:
Prefrontal Cortex - responsible for planning & personality development
Anterior Cingulate Cortex - responsible for decision-making & emotional regulation.
Everyone has these "thinking areas" in their brain, meaning everyone is capable of organizing their thoughts, actions and emotions. The difference between being disorganized or organized is how or if these "thinking areas" are being accessed. We don't automatically know how to do this - we have to be taught, or have some help along the way.
This is where I come in! As a Professional Organizer, my job is to help my clients access these "thinking areas" by implementing personalized routines to meet their individual goals, personality, or lifestyle. These strategies are designed to be simple, easy to maintain, and seamlessly intertwine with their day-to-day lives.
It's important to keep in mind that Organizing is not a 'one-size-fits-all' lifestyle. This means that the strategies that may work for one person may not work for another.
Listed below are 13 benefits that you can start experiencing when making the decision to switch to an organized lifestyle;
1. Reduce Stress 🧘🏻
Removing physical clutter = removing mental clutter. Being organized will take away feeling overwhelmed and anxious while living in your home.
2. Incorporate better time management ⏱️
Being organized will allow you to complete more tasks in a shorter amount of time, so you can focus your time and energy on what matters.
3. Boost energy/enthusiasm 🔋
Walking into an organized space can produce positive energy, lifting your mood and motivating you to maintain the space long-term.
4. Enables more efficient use of space 🛋️
An organized space allows you to have both form and function! Now you can utilize the room to its full potential without sacrificing the items you love.
5. Increased productivity 📈
Being organized removes distractions, allowing you to find important items with ease and maintain focus on the tasks at hand.
6. Creates a better work/life balance ⚖️
An organized space is vital to maintaining a healthy work/life division! It is also crucial to reducing stress and burnout.
7. Helps to set & achieve goals (personal or professional) ✔️
Being organized allows your brain to think more clearly! Now your day-to-day the seem achievable and rewarding when they are accomplished.
8. Improves health 🏃🏻
Uncluttered space can help you keep good health routines and avoid injury in your personal space, along with huge mental health benefits.
9. It saves money 💲
Less clutter = more money. When everything has a designated spot, it's easy to identify what you do/don't have so you only spend money on items you need.
10. Improves sleep habits 💤
An organized bedroom creates an area of Zen, allowing you to clear your mind, relax, and enjoy a more restful sleep.
11. It will make you happier 😺
An organized space provides you with the confidence to show your space to family and friends! Now you can feel excited every time you step into a room.
12. Freedom from clutter 📚
Removing the clutter from the space is empowering and creates an opportunity for you to regain control of your home and your life.
13. Creates a positive image for you and your space 💙
Being organized will provide opportunities for you to appreciate your space and the items in it, allowing you to fall in love with your home once more.
🤞🏻 Remember, Change can only happen when you are willing to change.
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About the Author: Brittany Smith lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and feline furbaby Zoey. She is a Certified Professional Organizer, Owner, and Founder of Control the Chaos, a Professional Organizing business that provides personalized in-home, virtual and digital organizing services aimed at transforming anyone's chaos into calm.