Organizing your home is proven to make you happier. Yes, really.
You may also see benefits of reduced stress, greater productivity, and healthier habits such as better sleep.
As wonderful as this sounds, we also know that not everyone enjoys sorting their home. It can be especially difficult to motivate yourself after a long day at work. However, it is 100% worth the effort. Let us explain…
It’s good for your mental health
When you live in an environment filled with clutter and mess, you are more likely to feel stressed or anxious. And no one wants to feel this way.
The good news is that an organised home is good for your mental health and can lead to a whole range of added benefits (more on those below!).
You’ll feel a sense of satisfaction
Believe it or not, but an organised home will provide you with a sense of satisfaction. Think about it. When you complete a task – let’s say, sorting your wardrobe – you go through the whole process of starting, persisting and finishing. When you’re done you can stand back and look at the finished product with a sense of pride. And what is better for your mental health or feeling happy than knowing you’re hitting goals!
You’ll have more time to focus on activities you enjoy
We all feel happy when we spend time doing activities that we enjoy. This can be a good novel, walking in nature, catching up with friends – you name it, if you enjoy it, you’re going to feel happier afterwards.
But how does this relate to organising your home? When your home is sorted you will have a reduction in daily and monthly maintenance. You won’t waste time looking for things when you need them or spend your days frantically trying to get on top of your clutter. You will be able to enjoy your free time without negative thoughts telling you that you should be cleaning!
You’ll no longer have to ignore mental clutter
Better yet, you’ll also no longer have to deal with the mental clutter. It has been proven that a messy house can lead to a messy mind. And no one should have to feel this way! By sorting your home you are freeing up your mental space and cognitive functioning to focus on what matters most to you.
You may even be inspired to live better
Did you know that home sorting is often the catalyst into other areas of healthy living? Whether this is preparing nutritious meals for your family in a well sorted kitchen or taking time to move your body each day – what is sure, is that your productivity is increasing along with your endorphins! Who would have thought?