Stress and Clutter: 4 Tips to Reduce Stress

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Have you ever said “if I could just clear some of this clutter, I’d feel a lot better?” Well, you may be on to something. According to a recent Huffington Post article, clutter “has proven, tangible effects on your mental and physical well-being.”

 

If you feel a bit stressed by your environment, try decluttering these four areas to reduce stress:

 

  • Clear or Clean the Bedroom – In a recent psychological studywomen who described their space as clear or clutter free saw their room as restorative and restful. Between two-thirds and three-fourths of respondents said a cool clean room with fresh air was important for a good night’s sleep.


  • Keep the Kitchen Counters Clear - Studies have proven, people in clutter free spaces chose healthier snacks than those in a cluttered environment. Dr. Eva Selhub describes clutter as “stressful” making the brain more “likely to resort to coping mechanisms such as choosing comfort foods or overeating than if you spend time in neater surroundings.”


  • Declutter Your Play/Workspace - Whether it’s a man cave theater, an office, garage, or studio, clutter can inhibit your ability to work worry free. In a study by Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, findings showed “multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation” while “a clean work environment will help you be more productive, less moody, and better able to process information.” 


  • Clear the Coffee Table - Making sure the coffee table is clear goes a long way towards giving a room a clean pulled together look, gives a boost of confidence, and improves hospitality. Clean common areas make it easier to entertain guests and find items like remotes and keys where the “time you spend looking for missing items can also take away from time you could be spending together.” Ultimately, “clutter can create tension and conflict,” and decluttering can prevent or reduce it.



Source: 

https://www.elitedaily.com/wellness/cleaning-your-room-important-for-your-health/1466353/amp

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/12-surprising-ways-clutter-is-ruining-your-life-infographic_us_59160aace4b02d6199b2eee5

https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/how-cleaning-and-organizing-can-improve-your-physical-and-mental-health

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