I’m currently basking in a lovely buzz on the top floor of Margaritaville. I’ve had 15 pieces of pizza in the last 4 days … (insert dorky drawing of a weird face here). Yikes. I worked on my website for another 3 hours today. Then I realized, all of a sudden, that I have over half of it done. Wow. I’m looking at the sand meeting the sea right now … such a beautiful contrast of colors.
Clutter can increase stress by distracting us and overwhelming our senses with extraneous stimuli and stress, which research has shown is the leading cause of disease. Research also shows that one of the top 5 stressors is clutter. Women specifically have shown to have chronic levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, if they perceive their homes as cluttered.