Declutter Your Closet and Eliminate Stress
I have to admit that I am an emotional hoarder. Clothes that offer sentimental value tend to linger in my closet way past its expiration date. Going through my closet a couple of weeks ago, I decided to retire countless clothes no longer acceptable to wear in public to the graveyard. No tears were shed but I did experience a burden release. Witnessing the aftermath of the burial, I was pleased to have an organized closet. Besides the benefit of having an organized closet, disposing unnecessary clothes can alleviate the stress of having to find something to wear in the morning.
Having too many options when trying to find something to wear can lead to a stressful task because we are not able to process the abundant of information we are taking in. CNN explains in an article that information overload leads to decision fatigue.
Neuroscientist and psychologist Daniel Levitin, expressed to CNN that “information overload refers to the notion that we’re trying to take in more information than one can handle…The conscious mind can attend to about three things at once.“
WhoWhatWear.com expands on the aforementioned idea by expressing that information overload is equivalent to an overflowing closet of clothes. The more you have to think about what to wear, and the more you have to rummage through, the more energy you’ll expend, mentions WhoWhatWear.com.
Decluttering your closet by sticking to a uniform or even essential staple items can help to eliminate stress. Sticking to the concept of less is more, fashion pioneer Janelle Monáe paved the way for uniform fashion with her stylish wardrobe. Monáe expressed that she rocks her uniform in honor of her parents, who were proud blue-collar citizens. Her uniform generally consists of chic black and white suits.
If you cannot conform to a uniform, decompose your closet by only keeping essential clothing items. Below I list five must-have staple options.
A Little Black Dress
Fitted Black Blazer
Crisp White Button-Down Shirt
A Nice Pair of Slack
Also with the season of giving among us, start by donating those unwanted clothes to thrift shops and charity boxes. Do your daily routine stress you out when trying to find something to wear?