I'm not a fan of the term "Life Hack" - frankly, I just find it stupid. It's a new spin on the oldest terminology created for the interwebs generation, or iGen (I like to say "interwebs" because I laugh about the reverence we give the word "internet" and how auto-correct software insists on capitalizing it, which I always refuse). So, what did we used to call "Life Hacks?" How about the term "advice?" Or if it's used for showing you how to make homemade Clorex Wipes, how about the term "household tips?"
No, those are so 1700 - 2010. Anyway, I'm off topic somewhat because this article is more about psychology, and the psychology of how we actually live effects how we feel. Which I whole heartedly believe and have been saying to clients for years. "If you wake up in chaos everyday, or come home to chaos every day, you will feel chaos every day."
It's not that hard of a leap to make in our minds, but I know it can be very hard to do. Here is an interesting article from a Feng Shui expert, which I'm not an advocate of the practice, but nor an opponent - I don't know much about Feng Shui at all, I have not felt a real need for it in my life, but then again I have my own form of it and I will tell you that before I can do good work, and I mean good work with any expectation of real progress, my place/bills/dishes/mail/email/errands/calls are done & in order, otherwise my mind is . . . chaos. So I hope you enjoy the ADVICE below, I think it's pretty well thought out by Ms. Star. I put the stuff I particularly like in BLUE.