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Let’s look at the way organization can help to benefit you!
The Downsides of Disorganization
A cluttered work area can actually affect both your mental and physical health. A work area or home in disarray can actually cause safety hazards from trips, falls, fire, dust, and mold. Some of the research shows that there may even be a connection between excess weight and clutter. This may be because the messiness affects our food choices in a negative way so that we will choose unhealthier options.
Disorganization also has a strong impact on mental health. Unfinished work, piles of items, and clutter may contribute to stress, anxiety, and depression. When organizational work is completed, our brain may make it easier for us to relax. In addition, we may get a boost in mood from the completion of an organizational task because of the dopamine release.
Sometimes, however, it is hard to begin to
Sometimes having too much stuff can also make it harder. It can sometimes help to break larger tasks into small things to complete each day.
Organization can improve sleep. One study showed that clutter can cause people to have trouble falling asleep compared to those who were tidy. Then, this starts a cycle because losing sleep makes you tired and less likely to clean and
Clutter can also cause additional stress. One related study examined cortisol in relation to clutter and messiness. Cortisol is a stress hormone and increased when participants felt like their area required organization. Messiness can also impact your relationships, energy levels, and mood.
Organize Your Work Area
Having papers, office supplies, and other clutter can hurt your wellbeing and productivity. Instead, it is important to regularly clean and
Clean out the drawers to make sure that the clutter is not visible. This can also help with frustrations and wasted time because you will not have to work your way through things you do not need to find something that you are looking for.
Organization for work also means to clean out your email inbox and put files where they can easily be found. This can save time in the future and make it easier for you to relax your mind when saving items or trying to find a particular document.
It is also good to sanitize your area. This can protect you from germs. You can also make sure the area is free of dust and mold. All of these things can impact your physical health which is strongly connected to mental health as well. Also, a desk and a chair that promote good posture may also be beneficial to mental health and productivity.
Finally, have you ever thought about adding a plant to your workspace? According to some research, a desk plant can help to boost productivity and reduce fatigue. Not only that, but they also look nice!
Organize your Schedule
Having a structured,
In addition, sleeping in during some days, but not others can also weaken our cognitive abilities. In fact, this can affect our cognitive function as much as lacking enough sleep. It is important to find a good pattern when you are at work. Wake up and go to sleep at the same time. Try to eat lunch around the same time every day as well. Anything can help you feel
Organize Your Home
Even if your workplace is clean and
Even if you are not an
Organize Your Time
Time is always flowing and sometimes it is hard to prioritize. This is especially true when you have several tasks that all must be completed at different times. This can make you stressed and worrisome.
Getting your time management on track and your priorities
It is also important to schedule some downtime. This is a crucial
It is also important that you do not procrastinate because this will just cause more stress in the future. Be proactive and use the additional time that you create by efficiently completing tasks. Then, you can also notice patterns in your behavior to help you prioritize and make time where it is needed. You may find that you waste time before lunch or that you work very productively in the late morning. Work your time and schedule around these types of slumps and spikes in your energy.
Not everyone is innately
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.