Stop for a second and think about how good you feel after a morning of cleaning or a productive workweek. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have that feeling about your home? There’s an easy way to get it—decluttering. Read on to learn why decluttering is good for your health.
Keeps You Productive
Think about how inspired you feel after cleaning your home, especially if you do it from top to bottom. You might be a little tired, but you get an adrenaline rush, and for a moment, you may feel like you’ve conquered the world.
Decluttering your home can help you keep that feeling. Once you’ve spent the day organizing one room in your home, you may be curious to see what other areas you can improve. Stay busy and tackle multiple items on the to-do list. You can start your project by making a plan to downsize and declutter.
Improves Your Sleep
An unorganized and cluttered home can keep your mind moving a mile a minute. You may think that when you lay down in bed, you’ll have a moment of peace, but that’s not necessarily true. If your mind is too wired while you’re awake, it will have trouble quieting down when you need to sleep.
A more organized home and lifestyle can alleviate anxiety and depression, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Depression can cause extended sleep periods, but they are not always peaceful ones. Free yourself of the chaos and give your mind a chance to rest.
Encourages Healthy Living
A less cluttered home makes for a cleaner home. Things like dust, mold, mildew, and pests can hide out easily or grow in a cluttered home. Clearing out the space immediately improves your lifestyle and encourages healthy living. A decluttered home presents a lower risk of causing asthma and allergies.
Additionally, once your home is in order, you’ll start to look at other ways to improve your health. For example, you might change your diet or start exercising a little more, even offering yourself words of encouragement and positive affirmations.
Increases Your Self-Esteem
This brings us to the final point. As previously stated, decluttering your home will make you feel like you’ve developed a superpower. For starters, your time management skills will improve, preventing you from procrastinating. Procrastination often has more to do with anxiety than laziness.
Now you can see how a cluttered home can contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle and take steps to rid yourself of that clutter. Constantly encourage yourself of your capabilities. After all, decluttering is good for your health for multiple reasons. The benefits outweigh any reason you can find not to complete the tasks.
Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.