Being at home, we’re all likely starting to notice a few messy things around the house by now. But did you know that there’s actually data around how clutter makes you feel? Data suggests that clutter and disorganization can contribute to anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed; and when you’re feeling distressed, you’re more likely to resort to coping mechanisms, such as poor eating habits.
Another struggle with disorganization in the home is that it can create tension and conflict in your primary relationship. In my work with couples, this can be a hot button topic, in which one partner feels a sense of chaos at home while the other simply doesn’t – this hurts their emotional bond. So what can you do during this Shelter in Place to create more harmony and calm in your home?
My tip for you today is to organize for wellness – organization and purging can improve your emotional health in a variety of ways:
🧹 Improved sleep
🧹 Greater productivity
🧹 Positive mood – Alleviating some anxiety and depression
🧹 Sense of competence
🧹 Sense of empowerment
🧹 Restorative for home, self, and relationships
Organizing takes time, but it can be done if you break it down into bite-sized pieces, and it allows you to accomplish something that’s within your control. What’s something you can tidy up today to add some organization to your life? Let me know in the comments below!