Being organised is good for your health. Period.
Unfortunately, many people have a messy house, messy car, cluttered office, and a never-ending to-do list, despite a secret longing to be organised.
The problem is, they’re just not sure where to start. Either that, or they don’t want to risk their “status quo” being disrupted when it’s actually quite comfortable.
However, if you are someone who knows you need to be more organised in life but find it hard to get motivated to do so, the fact that being organised comes with a variety of health benefits might inspire you to make the changes needed.
Read on to find out more…
We now know that stress is a crucial factor in the development of many different types of chronic illnesses. Stress can have both subtle and obvious repercussions on your life, including your physical health, interpersonal connections, and productivity at work.
It stands to reason that when you are more organised and aren’t rushing about or worried you’ve forgotten something, you can be less stressed. You will be generally calmer in life, and much more prepared to face any obstacles life throws at you.
Be more proactive in your actions rather than reactive. This will allow you to get more done in the time allotted to you, including important tasks you might have been putting off.
Planning things like your to-do list, weddings, holidays, weekly tasks, parties, prepaid funeral plans and even your will, can all reduce stress too.
Humans thrive when they have meaningful connections with others. How does being disorganised affect this?
When things around us are disorganised, we waste time searching for things or trying to get everything done. This prevents us from spending quality time with our loved ones.
Clutter can even lead to interpersonal conflicts and disagreements.
Having a cluttered or messy home can make us feel bad, which can keep us from seeing people and being as social as we might want.
When we aren’t organised, and our home – our personal space, is cluttered or messy, we don’t feel good about ourselves, in control, or happy, leading us to have a bad relationship with ourselves too.
If you have to work in a disorganised space, you will definitely be a lot less productive.
You won’t be able to find important documents or tools (like mentioned above), and if your desk is very messy, you won’t have enough space to work comfortably.
You’ll also be highly distracted, and that can lead to even longer days, making you tired, irritable, and stressed, and it could cause other symptoms such as high blood pressure and headaches.
If you can be more organised, you will always know where everything is, and you’ll know what jobs need to be done and by when.
This will help you achieve more at work, and it will give you a better work-life balance, which is crucial for good health.
Helps You Lose Weight
Studies have shown that people eat fifty percent more calories, fat, and sodium when eating out compared to when they prepare their own meals at home.
Time spent finding recipes, organising the kitchen, and preparing a meal plan for the week all go more smoothly when the pantry is clean, the kitchen is in order, and there is time in the calendar.
Since it is often less expensive to eat healthy meals at home, this can have an immediate impact on both your waistline and your bank account.
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