It can be a challenge to keep everything organized when there are so many things competing for your attention. However, getting organized is way more than just making a space look neat & tidy. It can actually benefit your health and wellness in ways you probably never knew.
Disorganization can negatively impact your health. It can lead to increased stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and even be a fire hazard. Yikes!
While there are many negative effects of disorganization, I’m sharing five amazing benefits of organizing that might surprise you.
How Organizing Can Benefit Your Health
You Eat Better
Studies show that people who work in clean & organized environments are more likely to choose an apple over chocolate for a snack. You may not realize it but clutter causes stress, which can result in overeating and choosing unhealthy food options in order to cope.
Instead, if you have an organized pantry and cooking space that allows you room to breathe, you are more likely to prepare healthier meals. You can find exactly what you need because each item in your pantry is labeled & easy to find.
When you come home from a long day at work the last thing you want to do is be surrounded by a mess. Clutter on the tabletops, clothes all over the floor, dirty dishes around the living room, and piles of stuff everywhere. It can be really overwhelming and can even prevent the natural decline in your cortisol levels.
Cortisol is a stress hormone. If we are in a constant state of stress, it can be a real danger to our health. Your home should be your sanctuary- A place to rest, recover, and destress. Living in an organized space can provide you with a space to relax and recuperate.
When you prioritize organization, you are able to focus on the things that matter most. By organizing your daily schedule and to-do list, you can prioritize and concentrate on the items that you need to get done by the end of the day; Being organized also causes fewer distractions from everything around you.
Imagine being able to get in bed at night and not have your mind running through the millions of to-dos and things you didn’t accomplish. Imagine having a peaceful room without piles of stuff or clothes lying around to distract you.
This one might be the most surprising benefit of being organized. Relationships can be put under a lot of pressure and stress when things at home are a cluttered mess. It can lead to arguments and lost time searching for misplaced items that could be spent with each other.
This doesn’t just apply to couples – this can also affect your relationships with your children. Are they constantly losing their homework or permission slips because they don’t have a dedicated school/drop zone? This can lead to chaotic & stressful mornings that can cause arguments.
We all need self-care. It’s so important for not only our own health, but it also allows us to be our best selves for the people that matter most. If you are constantly cleaning, tidying up, and searching for misplaced items then you are missing out on time you could be spending on things that you enjoy.
Think about taking a nice long bubble bath, reading a good book, or just enjoying your morning coffee. Don’t leave yourself for last! You can’t pour from an empty glass.
Get the Organizing Help You Deserve
If you’re ready to put the chaos of clutter behind you and start reaping the positive benefits of having an organized life, we are here to help.
Our team of organizers has a passion for helping busy families get organized and streamlined so they can live better lives; so they can have more time to spend on the things that matter most. Contact us today to book a free consultation and begin your organizing journey.