Poll: Does Outer Order Contribute to Your Inner Calm?

Poll: Does Outer Order Contribute to Your Inner Calm?

Poll: Does Outer Order Contribute to Your Inner Calm?

How to be happier.
May 5 2009 5:12 AM

Poll: Does Outer Order Contribute to Your Inner Calm?

One thing I've noticed in my study of happiness is that the positive-psychology literature on happiness largely ignores issues related to clutter and disorder, but pop culture is bursting with advice about mastering your stuff.

I've found that for myself, having an orderly, uncluttered environment greatly influences my sense of serenity -- so I have resolutions like Make my bed , Follow the one-minute rule , etc.

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I wonder whether this characteristic is widely shared. Is having a well-ordered desk, office, and home is important to your happiness – or not?

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