Happy New Year! Do you have a resolution to simplify your life and clear the clutter? Are you tired of being stressed out by too much stuff? In this episode, co-hosts Debbie and Diana explore:
- How simplifying and slowing down can help you create a more meaningful life
- Thoughts and emotions that may arise when you finally tackle that closet you’ve been avoiding
- Why buying the next little gift shop trinket won’t provide you with lasting happiness
- Helpful strategies from behavioral psychology that can help you declutter your home and simplify your life!
So take a listen if you could use some practical strategies and inspiration in your quest to simplify. We wish you a peaceful and meaningful 2019!
Resources for More Inspiration:
Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World by Brooke McAlary
We have mixed feelings about the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. See if the KonMari method works for you!
New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living by Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici
Atomic Habits by James Clear
On Clutter and Stress:
The Clutter Culture (about a UCLA study of 32 families in LA documenting the clutter problem and a link between high cortisol (a stress response) and clutter among the women), and the book that came out of the study, Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors.
How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It) in Life Hacker
Why Mess Causes Stress: 8 Reasons, 8 Remedies: The Mental Cost of Clutter in Psychology Today
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