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How Clutter Affects the Mind

How Clutter Affects the Mind

How does clutter affect your mental health? Chronic procrastination expert Joseph Ferrari answers questions on clutter and quality of life.

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What is it about de-cluttering our spaces that creates ease in our minds?
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Hi, Dr. Ferrari! Thank you for answering questions! I'm curious if people are feeling more overwhelmed by clutter during the confinement caused by the pandemic?
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Many geniuses seem to live with lots of clutter. Sometimes I wonder if my need for tidyness and a serene environment is a distraction in itself and pointless.
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What are the best steps someone can take to declutter their space and mind? And how does this clutter interact with procrastination and depression?
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Dear professor Ferrari, It seems to me that procrastination and perfectionism(or rather super high expectations) in many cases are closely related. What is Your approach to this tandem?
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Do you see the role of professional organizers as helpful or do people just quickly revert back to old patterns of accumulating clutter?
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What tips do you recommend for individual who struggles with clutter? Any books or resources?
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Does anxiety play a role in the desire to be surrounded by clutter?
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I've read that decision making deficits might play a role in hoarding problems and that you also found a link between indecision, procrastination and clutter? What specific interventions would you recommend for decision making problems?
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Why might it be that clutter particularly exhausts women and affects their mental health (as opposed to men)?
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