How Organization Leads to Better Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
Some people are naturally organized. It seems that no matter what they do or how busy they are, everything in their lives just seems to fall into place. If you're one of these people, you're incredibly lucky. For the rest of us, organization is a chore. We want to be organized and clean, but we can't see through the mess. But as it turns out, getting ourselves organized might be more than worth the effort. If you struggle to stay organized, take a look at how good organization leads to better health in your life starting now.
It Lowers Stress
When people are unorganized, they tend to be way more stressed. Why? Because they never know what's coming next. They're always waiting until the last minute. They're rushing from place to place because they don't have a schedule. If we organize both our stuff and our lives, we'll have less stress. We'll feel more relaxed and calm. If you struggle with stress and anxiety, try adding a little organization to your life, and you may see a huge change take place.
It Clears Clutter (and Germs!)
Clutter is gross. Not only does it take up a lot of space, but it tends to hold dust and allergens and germs in it. If we eliminate the clutter, we eliminate those pesky problems with it. Try getting rid of clutter very slowly. Choose one room -- or even just one pile of clutter. Throw out as much as you can, and then find a place for everything else. The more clutter you get rid of, the cleaner your space is going to feel, and the less germs will be able to accumulate in your home.
It Helps With Habits
Organization is just a habit -- or perhaps a series of habits. Either way, if you can master the habit of organization, you can master other habits as well. It may be easier to work out. It might be easier to eat healthy. Tackle one habit at a time, and start with organization. Once this one is down pat, adding the other habits will be easier than ever.
If you're not organized, it's time to make some changes. Ask for professional help if you need to. Ask an organized friend. Throw stuff out and start over! Do whatever it takes to organize your life, and you may find that your health -- both mental and physical -- sees a significant boost as a result.
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