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How to Harness Organization to Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness

In contemporary US culture, living a fast-paced and taxing lifestyle has become normalized. The juggling act of balancing work, personal life, financial obligations, and other commitments can quickly lead to feelings of stress and anxiety, and ultimately unhappiness.

However, by implementing effective organizational strategies to help manage life’s demands, individuals can significantly reduce stress and pave the way for a more balanced and peaceful life.

The Connection between Stress and Organization

For many people, stress often arises from a sense of lost control, a fear of forgetting something important, or the inability to complete a task and manage responsibilities. 

There is the point where the art of organization comes into play. Organizing daily tasks, belongings, and time, enhances efficiency and provides an emotional sanctuary away from chaos and clutter, resulting in reduced stress levels.

Let’s look at ways you can live stress-free with these organizational tips.

Declutter Your Workspace

It’s sometimes hard to notice when you’re in it, but a messy workspace can cause agony and anxiety. For instance, it can be difficult to find things on a cluttered desk and you may find yourself misplacing important things often.

Spend an afternoon sifting through all the loose papers, jam-packed drawers, and any other bits and bobs that need tidying up.

It may be hard to start this process, but once you begin and realize how much junk has been taking up valuable space, you’ll start to feel 1 million times lighter.

Utilize Off-Site Storage and Shipping Containers

Have you ever noticed that there is always too much stuff in your home? You’re always stuffing items into closets and your basement, attic, or spare room can no longer fit one more object?

It may be time for you to consider off-site storage to keep mostly unused or seasonal belongings.

Shipping containers are the perfect elevated storage solutions because they come in a variety of sizes, can fit items of basically any size (even boats, vehicles, and heavy equipment), and they’re portable. 

You can place a container right in your backyard for easy access to your stored items. 

Create a Strict Routine 

For people who tend to live life without rigid organization, the idea of creating a strict routine might sound a little daunting. 

But when you make daily or weekly plans, and make an effort to stick to them, you’ll find that your organizational levels will heighten, and the stress levels will drastically go down.

Create a list of mandatory things you need to do complete for the day or week, such as appointments, meetings, groceries, and so on, and then make schedule the rest of your time surrounding those pivotal times. 

Wake up at the same time and eat meals at the same time each day and ensure that you make time to relax and exercise. Try to maintain it for a couple of weeks and see how the routine helps you stay focused and if it gives you more downtime. 

Life has its challenges, and maintaining good emotional health is one of the keys to overcoming such obstacles with grace and strength. 

Try these tips to help you stay organized in your personal life and watch as your anxiety quickly fades away!

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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