In 2019, Marie Kondo went viral for her Netflix documentary “Tidying up with Marie Kondo.” Ever since, her mantra and critical thinking question “does it spark joy?” has seemingly become well known household vernacular.
Whether you’re looking to “tidy up” or declutter. Here are a few health benefits to consider:
1. Sleep, Anxiety and Depression
Research from the University of California shows that clutter can produce an excess level of a stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is known to cause anxiety and depression. Although mundane and tedious, avoiding clutter can be beneficial to your mental health. Studies have also shown that cleaner rooms and spaces can lead to better nights of rest as well.
2. Mood Booster
In a CNN article published earlier this year, it was noted that decluttering your space can boost your self esteem. “When we open ourselves up to change and we are in a better position to reach our potential, “ explain CNN reporters Jessica Ravitz and Sandee LaMotte.
It’s a domino effect! When you’re able to feel less anxious and depressed, you’re able to get better nights of rest. And when you’re able to sleep better, you’re in turn able to be more productive during the day.
It sounds simple, but we understand the effort that goes along with it. Focus on building momentum and start with one room or space at a time. Little by little, you’ll feel better and reap the benefits of decluttering your home. If you feel like you need help, reach out to a professional or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.