It’s a crazy thought, but it works. As adolescent, cleaning my room and having a clear mind always happened simultaneously. Most of the time my room was a mess. And when it was very chaotic in my mind too, it was time to clean up my room. My mind got cleared too.
“If you want to improve your life immediately, clean out a closet. Often it’s what we hold onto that is holding us back.” (Cheryl Richardson)
I still wonder how it works. When cleaning the room I had to make lots of decisions, where to put this and where to put that, what to keep, what to recycle and what to through away. Sometimes it took ages to clean my room because I couldn’t decide. But when forcing myself to decide, my mind became clear too, not only regarding my room but also regarding all the other chaotic stuff with school and boyfriends. It feels like taking decisions on the profane level of cleaning my room helped me to take decisions on major levels of social relations, love, purpose of life etc.
The best part is, that in a clean room I suddenly felt free again to be creative!
Do you have (had) similar experiences? What’s your explanation?