A recent survey by the National Association of Professional Organizers reveals that 54% of Americans feel overwhelmed by clutter and 78% have no idea what to do with it. According to psychologists, people accumulate things because they are unhappy but having too many posessions brings stress and more unhappiness. Minimalists say you can live better if you focus only on what’s really important and get rid of your excess stuff. You can donate things you don’t need to charity. Minimalism is not new. Some of the ancient Greek philosophers were advocates, as were Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy. There may be more joy in owning less than in constantly accumulating more.
Do you have too much clutter?
Would you like to get rid of it?
Read by Christine Leedy (U.S. accent).
Study the wordsReveals- shows Overwhelmed- inundated (when there is too much of something) Clutter- a lot of useless objects Accumulate- collect Get rid of- give or throw away Stuff- things Donate- give away for free Advocates- supporters Joy- happiness
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