Spoiler alert- You are! We all are.
Take 1 minute and 22 seconds to watch this video and test your attention before reading further.
Did you count all the passes? Did you notice the gorilla? When this study was done about half of the participants did not see the gorilla.
So what does this mean? To me, this demonstrates just how much of our surroundings we can filter out and not notice. Specifically, the clutter that has accumulated around our homes. This is why unpacked boxes in the corner, piles of books or mail, and overflowing counters just blend into the surroundings and seem normal. It may be necessary to actively look for the clutter in your home.
So, when was the last time you looked around your home and really saw what was there?
Take some time, look around and try changing your perspective so you can really see everything.
Some ideas to help change your perspective:
Sit in a spot you aren’t usually in and look around slowly taking everything in.
Sit on the floor or lay down so you can see the room from a different angle.
Physically touch items as you move around the room looking.
Ask a friend or family member (who doesn’t live at your house) to share what they see.
Take pictures and look at your space through the photos.
Once you identify the clutter, take the next step and start removing the excess so you can have a lighter, stress-free home.
Check out my previous posts for assistance with this if you need: