Too often, we let ourselves feel overwhelmed by to-do lists and mounting phone reminders. We get caught up in all that we should do or shouldn't do and we pile expectations on top of one another like they're dirty clothes. But, what if we chose the day's single-most important task and made that the main objective? Sure, you can accomplish other chores throughout the day (you probably should), but all that will figure itself out. You focus your energy on that Golden Goal.
When the living room is more cluttered than a Salvation Army trinket shelf, our abilities to develop healthy mental habits can be negatively affected. If nothing else, the chaos in the home certainly doesn't help the chaos in our heads. And, in fact, studies show that a messy space fuels the depressed and anxious mind.