Monday, April 1, 2013

Clean House, Clean Mind

I've lived in a messy house my whole life. Not dirty, but definitely messy. Organization has never been a thing I, or my mother, have been good at. She continuously tried to teach me to be organized and clean more my entire life, but none of it seemed to stick. I dreaded cleaning, hated organizing, and didn't want anything to do with any of it.

Turns out, she was right.

Organization is key towards success. You can't succeed without getting your life and world a little organized. There is such a thing as being overly organized, but judging by my past, I think it'll be a long time before I reach such a point. Right now, I'm just trying to get a little bit.

So, towards that goal, I cleaned my room. Really well. And I've kept it that way. For almost 2 months. You have no idea how incredible an accomplishment that is for me. Until now, I think the longest period of time that my room has stayed this clean is maybe a week. And that usually meant someone else was either cleaning it or making me clean it.

I've also made a lot of cleaning projects a major priority in my life. Despite the fact I hate doing them.

How organized are you? Do you keep your environment organized, or does someone help (or even do it for you)? What methods of organization have you found to work?

I'd appreciate any suggestions anyone has. This is one subject I know very little about.

Daily Stats:


  1. Did not exercise or stretch, but meditated and worked on writing twice today.
  2. Wrote in my journal, mostly stayed on budget ($7 over on credit card payment), and wrote a poem.
  3. Posted on blog.
  4. Made my bed and picked up around room.

1 comment:

  1. It's good to hear you've been cleaning and keeping things organised. It can do wonders for your mind. I recently undertook a huge cleaning project to clean up the downstairs of my house. It actually took a few weeks, with help, but it got done. Now I try to keep clean but I know I don't try very hard and as such, I usually fail at it.