Getting organised has the ability to give you that much-needed energy boost. If you’re feeling a slight slump in your day and can’t seem to shake it, try taking a few minutes to organise your desk and work area. Sort those papers that have been piling up, file your emails, throw away the rubbish around you, etc.Taking this time to get yourself organised can help you to work more energetically for the rest of the day.
A study from Psychological Science found being organised can actually have a positive input on what you’re eating. Specifically, the study found people who worked in a neat space were two times as likely to pick an apple to eat versus a chocolate bar when compared to those who were working in an organised, messy work space.
Keeping yourself organised can also play a role in ensuring you’re getting a solid night of sleep each night. According to the Huffington Post, clutter in your bedroom can be stressful to you, even if you don’t realise it, causing you to lose out on precious sleep. To combat it, use this spring-cleaning time of year to overhaul your room and organise it in a neat and clutter-free manner. According to Reader’s Digest, those who make their bed report a better night’s sleep than those who don’t.
According to Shape, a study conducted from Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found people with cluttered homes, or homes filled with unfinished projects, were more depressed, fatigued and had higher cortisol levels then their counterparts who described their homes as restful and restorative. For those who aren’t aware, cortisol is the body’s stress hormone — so when that goes up, our feelings of stress are amplified.
Get this — cleaning and organising can truly lower your risk of having a cardiovascular event, according to Reader’s Digest. The outlet reported on a Swedish study that found people who did the most yard work, housecleaning, and DIY projects had about a 30 percent lower risk of a first-time cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke versus those who were the most sedentary.