I have observed many times how decluttering affects mood in a very positive way. It can start right away. Within the same week, your perception gets sharp, you feel more alive, you have new courage… I am not sure why visual clutter is so distracting, but I sense that it disconnects you from feeling and gives your brain overwork.
I experience it like that. I suspect that many people do as well. All my very depressed friends have disorganized homes. My impression is that my most depressed clients also live like that.. Not everyone is a neatnik; but think of it, that you can also work from the outside in to shift your energy.
All sacred sites and most man-made places of worship have a calming beauty. You can bring that into your home too and into your work place.
27 January 2015