The process of getting organized can improve your mental health in many ways. If mental health challenges such as ADD, ADHD, OCD, Hoarding Disorder, Anxiety Disorders or Depression are a concern, it is best that you seek therapy from a mental health professional. All of these mental health challenges may also be represented outwardly by how you organize your space. Some of my organizing clients are seeing a mental health professional to improve their mental health, while working with a professional organizer to improve their environment. Whether or not you have a clinical diagnosis, getting organized can boost your mental health in the following ways.
Often, living or working in a disorganized can cause stress and anxiety. By creating a more peaceful space and getting organized, your stress levels will be lowered.
Many times depressed feelings accompany the stress, anxiety, overwhelm and shame you may feel because of clutter and disorganization. Getting organized and improving your environment can help to reduce depression.
Improves Time Management
Once organized, you will spent less time searching for items you cannot find. This will give you more time to spend on higher priority tasks and doing things you enjoy.
If everything is organized and has a place, you will be less likely to procrastinate. Proper organization makes it easier to start a project.
Increases Ability to Socialize
Disorganization may cause you shame about your surroundings, and you may feel embarrassed to host parties or have visitors over. After organizing, you will have the ability to host guests and visitors, improving your social connections.
Clutter can be distracting. Living and working in an uncluttered space can make it easier for your to focus. You will be able to find and put away items more quickly, saving time and boosting productivity.
Improves Your Relationships
Clutter and disorganization can create tension and conflict among family members and co-workers. An organized space can reduce arguments about clutter.