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If you’re like most people, when it comes to your health and happiness, you’re always looking for ways to make it better. If you’re spending more time at home, now is the perfect time to improve your living space for better health. Believe it or not, a great place to start is by decluttering your home. Did you know that the clutter in your home can have a negative impact on your health? It’s true. This blog post will look at the different benefits of cleaning and offer suggestions on how to declutter your home.
If you already have a respiratory issue like asthma or COPD, you know firsthand the troubles too much dust can cause. The more clutter you have in your home, the more surface area dust has to cling to. Combine that with being stuck inside all the time, and it’s just a matter of time before all that dust starts to have a negative impact on your breathing.
Clearing out the clutter can help make it easier to clean and reduce dust accumulation. And once the dust begins to clear, you should be able to start breathing easier.
Chronic stress — a consistent sense of feeling pressured and overwhelmed over a long period of time — can take a toll on anyone. But did you know that the clutter around our homes can cause an increase in your levels of cortisol — the stress hormone? When you have an overabundance of stress, it affects your sleep habits. As you reduce your clutter, you should notice reduced feelings of stress and better sleep habits.
Similar to how clutter can make us feel more stressed, it can also affect our concentration. One study found that we typically find clutter distracting, and being distracted can impact us personally and professionally. If you’re at home more often, being able to focus is vital to your ability to get things done. Start decluttering and see a boost in productivity!
While working from home, have you noticed yourself snacking more often now that the refrigerator and pantry are just a few steps away? Feeling stressed can cause us to eat more often and a lack of focus can impact our ability to stick to our goals. If you’re binge-snacking on potato chips, frozen burritos and ice cream, try cleaning up the room you spend the most time in. You may find it easier to resist temptation and even find yourself reaching for an orange or nothing at all.
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