A good, clean and tidy room will often lead you to a better life. Why is this? Well, it’s the cornerstone of your entire existence. It’s easy to think about our country, our street, our home as the foundation of our experience. Those with an even bigger mental picture of the globe might simply consider themselves an idealistic citizen of Earth. However, no matter how connected to the rest of the world you might feel, if you’re settled, you will wake up in the same room largely every day. This means something. It has an effect on the very morning perceptions you begin to develop as soon as you open your eyes. It can influence your thought process from the beginning, and influence your actions in this way.
After all, going to the effort of renting, purchasing or signing the mortgage of a home is much more than just having a place to sleep. It’s a place that you can truly call your own, at least temporarily. This means you deserve to treat it as an extension of yourself, and those efforts will benefit you in kind.
Here are a few positives you experience when tidying your room, and why it matters so much:
Breaking Billiard Balls
Think about how you start your day. If you wake up and drink a coffee, do twenty pushups, meditate for a little while and have a cold shower, you will feel alive and awake. If you lay in bed for an extra hour, read the news on your phone, get up and watch an episode of television while eating pancakes, you feel a little lethargic. This might be fine for the weekend, but it does lend itself to you feeling a little more fatigued than you might have done.
Much in the same way, a clean and tidy room first speaks to your past efforts as soon as you wake. You know where everything is, and can take pride in how well things are laid out. You smile knowing that it’s all been taken care of, so now you needn’t clean things up in an effort to make things look good. Think of a morning as if breaking billiard balls. Depending on how many balls you pocket or how well you position yourself, you set yourself up for a better game. The morning influences this to an extreme degree, and often you’ll set up the perception of the whole day with this in mind. Break the billiard balls of your day with a clean room, and you’ll notice you’ll enter the rest of your house with that sense of youthful enthusiasm.
Your room is an externalization of your mind. This is why family homes are often celebratory in their art, bringing together childhood art, family portraits and fun ornaments that mean something to the family. It’s why you try and improve the fun levels of your household decors. It’s also why you care about color, and space, and navigability. Think of a chaotic bedroom, with clothes on the floor, maybe some sneezed in tissues, stains on the bedside table and a couple of empty coffee mugs in desperate need of cleaning. All these states to the person waking up is that lethargy wins, and clutter in the mental process is okay. Conversely, someone who has a completely clean and hygienic home area can enjoy the process of waking up knowing that their mental processes are being supported by the environment. A lack of worry, of feeling worthless and a willingness to greet the day with positivity will become the default instead of the more negative option.
This can lend itself to far-reaching consequences. For example, money matters. Your financial house is very similar to your actual house. Cleaning up and using the discipline you need to get things in order in a physical sense will often translate to the financial sense. Just as you begin installing home storage capacities, you might save, or make the effort to fully utilize secured debt consolidation loans to tidy your responsibilities. Not only this, but a good and tidy home will actually influence your finances in more positive ways, in that you will not be late for work as you keep a good waking time, and regulate your morning pattern. Small, tiny and seemingly insignificant choices like this can all contribute to the excellence of a morning habit, and the organization of a room will contribute to this the most.
Your homestead also implies directly the value of your worth as a person. You can be the most attractive, confident and humorous person in the world, but knowing that your home is out of order and in chaos will ruin your confidence when out and about. After all, how can you expect to be the leader of your business if your own room is in a state of disorganization?
This is why it’s not only important to clean and tidy, but it’s important to format. Look for useful storage solutions such as under bed drawers, or hanging wall storage baskets. Look to organize your belongings in areas that make the most sense for them. Try to celebrate this act as well. For example, your bar area might be painted separately, or your computer station might have a custom built LED’s to keep things prim and provide you further motivation to keep that aesthetic there.
A man’s home is his castle, and so knowing that you have everything resolved at home will settle some deep core in you for which you can be proud, and you’ll bring that willingness to everything you do. Much like working out in the morning fills you with the ‘well I’ve already paid my dues’ mentality, a great and organized home will permeate all decisions you make in that day, and they should all push towards your highest self.
With this advice, you should hopefully understand the significance of keeping a clean and tidy room, no matter your status in life and your usual homestead interest.