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Minimalism for Your Work Mind, Body, and Soul

We’re spring cleaning early this year. Get our exclusive guide.

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Photo by Fancycrave on Unsplash

“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.”

Marie Kondō

CLEANING OUT MY CLOSET

We’re spring cleaning in summer, and we recommend you do too. t’s incredible the amount of junk that we hold onto throughout our lives. It piles up and lends itself to a “future project” of cleaning and purging that most likely won’t come until the next garage sale or moving day. Why does any of this matter? Well, there’s a science behind this minimalism “trend”.

BECAUSE SCIENCE SAID SO, THAT’S WHY

Princeton Institute of Neuroscience found that your brain cannot differentiate between unwanted clutter and important objects. The filtering process causes reduced brain function and this sensory overload decreases your productivity.

UCLA researchers found that there is a direct correlation between high cortisol levels and clutter. The more household items, the more stress to be had. Makes sense that every time we open that junk drawer, our blood pressure spikes.

And let’s be honest, you just don’t need all those clothes. According to the chief design officer for California Closets, the average person is only wearing about 20% of their closet.

Still need convincing? Check out our “Declutter Your Work Life” guide. You’ll get the lowdown on all things minimalism in this Hello Workwell Exclusive. With our exercise 25 Things, we encourage you to minimize your clutter and maximize your joy. We also offer a well-curated list of 6 resources for living more simply. Text the word “TIDYUP” to 44-222 and receive your downloadable guide.

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