With 2019 well underway, many of us find ourselves smack dab in the middle of some of our New Year’s resolutions. One common resolution that many of us make is to get more organized, to clean up our living spaces, and to rid ourselves of material possessions that we no longer need.
This quickly becomes a bigger task for us than we might have imagined, and many people become overwhelmed by the job ahead. The reality is, the clutter around you can make a negative impact on your mental, emotional, and even physical health. Getting organized is good for your overall health–your mama was right! Here are some marked benefits that come with clearing away the clutter and getting back on your organizational feet:
Organizing your home reduces stress and anxiety.
A study recently done on the effects of organization on stress and anxiety asked a group of women whose homes were considered cluttered how they felt about their home life. These women reported higher levels of anxiety, more reports of depression, and higher cortisol levels than women who reported that their homes were restful and restorative. Your home should be a haven, and one of the critical components to a relaxing atmosphere is reduced clutter. Organizing your closets, home space, and other areas that you spend a great deal of time in will reduce stress, promote relaxation and positive feelings associated with better mental health.
Organizing your home inspires better nutritional choices.
Surprise! Who knew that working in that well-organized home office space would inspire you to make a healthy snack versus picking up a bag of chips on your break? Clutter is stressful on the brain as well, and we tend to use coping mechanisms to deal with stress–one of the ways we do this is by reaching for comfort foods rather than foods that will nourish body, mind, and spirit. Do yourself a favor and organize that closet space so you can get healthier.
Organizing your home will help you stick to your workout schedule.
Feeling better about your living space translates over into just about every other area of your life. Practicing organization at home will feel so good that you’ll likely want to organize other aspects of your life, such as your workout schedule. These efforts will build upon themselves as you experience small successes, as you’ll inevitably want to keep moving forward as you see progress. Keep going—every step forward is a step in the right direction!
Organizing your home will improve your relationships.
Think about the end of your day—are you looking forward to getting home and spending time with your spouse and children, or do you dread walking in your front door, scared of what you will have to deal with at the end of a busy workday? If what is facing you are piles of laundry, heaps of children’s toys, and dirty dishes, you won’t have time to create quality time with the people that you care about most. Organizing your home will give you more time to create the kind of relationships that you want with family and friends, allowing you to all enjoy a cleaner, more clutter-free atmosphere.
Organizing your home will boost productivity.
Do you have phone calls to make, but you can’t find the notepad where you wrote your “to do” list? What about that report that is due for work later on in the week that you’ve mysteriously misplaced? Getting organized will allow you to learn new habits of cleaning and maintenance, giving you more time to get things done and a greater likelihood that you can find everything when you need it: a place for everything, and everything in its place.
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