Erika gave me a link today that I loved reading over dinner (Woohoo! no TV!) Here's a little piece of it that I read a couple of times.
I think humans constantly scan their environment to build a mental model of what's around them. And the harder a scene is to parse, the less energy you have left for conscious thoughts. A cluttered room is literally exhausting.
How much better did I feel on break from school when I was able to put my room to rights after months of piles and furniture moved in haphazardly?
A lot. It was the first thing I did once I woke up. Sleep is good. Sleep is very good. So I got a lot of it over break.
I wonder if I've drifted away from that roller skate feeling. I wonder what I can do about that?
Read the rest of the essay here. It's worth it.