THE CLUTTER CLEANUP (PART ONE)
Minimalism, clearing space, and decluttering are all quite popular right now, and there’s a good reason for that. Clearing away and decluttering your space can help to eliminate stress.
We have our detoxes; our spiritual cleanses, and if you haven’t already, there’s another cleanse you should consider with your customers. There have been many studies that show that visual complexity has an effect on our feelings.
We react to sensory stimulation. Sensory information comes from sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Any of our five senses can be over stimulated.
The important thing to understand in your home is our stimulation threshold. That is how much is too much or not enough. Reaching a healthy balance is important.
We are limited to the amount of information we can process. We can experience overload in a cluttered space. This overload causes stress.
The tricky part is that we all have different thresholds. Under stimulation can cause anxiety. If we have been living in an environment with high stimulation, then we may have adapted and enjoy the arousing and pleasurable environment. It would take a lot to overstimulate us.
The following graphics illustrate the results.
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People with attention deficit disorders will not have the same threshold as an individual who requires less time to understand and retain information. There is also research and theory that an effortless attention can restore the capacity to pay attention. The best example of this would be to draw ourselves to nature in our surroundings.
If you want to determine if you have a high threshold for visual complexity, look at the following homes. Which one are you drawn to?
Many elements add visual stimulation to space. “Stuff” is one of our bigger problems, kids toys, mom’s books, dad’s video games, these all add to visual complexity when left out. Furniture, accessories, window treatments and wall hangings, as well as lighting, can add to the visual complexity.
Now that we have looked at the importance of balance, we will offer solutions in achieving visual balance by eliminating clutter. (next week).
I’m offering you a special Beta opportunity to go through our new Clutter Cleanup that includes practical daily action steps over a 14 day period to declutter and remove stress.
After you run through the course, you’ll be licensed and authorized to use it with your customers! It also has a built-in business/list building strategy.
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