Why Organizing Your Home Can Make You Less Stressed
People experience plenty of stress from jobs, finances, and other areas of their lives. When we come home, we want to feel like we’re entering a refuge, safe from the demands of life. But does your home provide a safe harbor from stress, or is it causing you additional stress that you might not be aware of? If you have a cluttered, poorly decorated, or somewhat disorganized living space can be virtually impossible.
With a little work, your home could be another stress management tool at your disposal. Here’s why.
Clutter Causes Stress
Just sitting in a cluttered room can create stress. When your eyes has too much information to process, or in practical terms as a visual reminder of how much work you need to do to get your house clean, you probably already know that mess means stress.
Soothing Surroundings Are Nurturing
Being in a space characterized by order, tranquility, and a physical manifestation of your tastes, on the other hand, can soothe you and help release stress. This is how marketers sell products from catalogs so efficiently. They are really ‘selling’ the sense of peace that comes from the beauty of the picture as much as they’re selling the products contained in that picture of a beautiful room.
Coming home to an orderly home can help you feel like you’re entering a sanctuary away from the stresses of the outside world.
Order May Bring More Good Things
Followers of the Chinese discipline feng shui believe that a well-ordered home aligns vital energy in your life to bring good fortune in other areas of your life. Others simply enjoy the soothing surroundings and pleasing aesthetics that come with the balanced decorating style that feng shui espouses.
Whether or not you believe that feng shui brings special good fortune, it’s hard to argue that an organized home wouldn’t bring additional benefits, chief among them being reduced stress.
A Word From Us
Any time is the right time to create an organized, soothing home atmosphere. You can simplify your life and reduce the daily stress you experience by putting in relatively minimal effort to de-clutter, organize, and decorate your home. Let your home be your sanctuary.