Crapolitis is a disorder in which a person continues to buy or acquire crap to the point of having so much, it causes them undue stress. Is this a health related issue? Absolutely!
Have you ever gone into a room in your house or your garage or your basement or a closet and thought, I have got a lot of s*&t, but you don’t know where to begin?
This is very common. In fact, I would say most people I know suffer from this affliction. How does this impact your health? We ie. humans, tend to think that stuff will bring us happiness, but instead, it clutters up our life and causes us unnecessary stress. I don’t have to explain how stress is bad for your health, so I will leave it at that.
Would you like to declutter and de-stress? Just pick up something and ask yourself, do I really need this? Is it making me happy? If the answer is “no”, put it near the front door of your house or in your car and drop it off at a second hand store or in one of those 2nd hand boxes found around the city, or give it away online (Kijiji, Craig’s List).
Do it quickly before you change your mind! If you don’t want to be doing this every day, pick a day every week and make a pile of things which don’t make you happy and do as I suggested above.
Trust me, you will not miss this crap, your life will declutter, you will no longer have the weight of looking after so much crap, and your stress levels will go down.
All joking aside, hoarding (OCD) is a real health issue, and there are support groups for this, but that’s another topic all together. There is however, a fine line between crapolitis and hoarding. Gather up a enough crap and you’re just a quirk away from full on dementia.
Small steps. You can do it.