| | Link between clutter and weight gain
I have read several articles today that suggest that clutter both physical and emotional exacerbates stress and leads to weight gain.
Interestingly, I have a very low tolerance for mess. I like things to be neat and tidy. Depsite my preference my room is still too messy for comfort. I clean it every night and then by the next night it is in the same state.. I really struggle with being able to maintain the cleanliness. I am going to have to try and create systems to solve the issue. I see my room as a sanctuary.
Everything needs to be neat and tidy. The walls are a neutral cream and there are lots of motivational pictures that I change constantly. I love inspiring pictures.
Also I need to continue to practise deep breathing during periods of high anxiety. When I get anxious, I seek to soothe it, usually with food. But as I stand back and observe myself through the day, I can now pick the patterns and the increased anxiety that accompanies it. So now I am doing alot of deep breathing, noticing and trying to shift my mind back. Its tricky. I tend to compromise and breathe deeply and then clean or do something else. Interestingly my psychiatrist's favourite word is "Resist".