As a society, one of our defining features is that we are obsessed with health. You see it in the way that restaurants are touting that they are gluten and dairy free. You see it in clothing stores as exercise clothes take up just as much space as any other clothing type. You see it on social media when fitness boot camps are popping up and asking for new members. But one aspect of our constant pursual of health seems to be overlooked: the aspect of mental health. Mental health is looking at our emotional, psychological and social well-being.
But because mental health can be such a nebulous concept, how do you even begin to pursue mental health? One of the easiest ways to help is to clean your house. Having an excess of clutter in your home or office can often lead to an increase in stress. The clutter can distract us or overwhelm our senses causing us to become depressed and not participate in good self-care.
Whereas a clean home or work space has shown to help with better sleep, better relationships, increased productivity and weight loss.
Indiana University has done studies through the Department of Physical Activity looking at how a clean and organized house can affect not only your mental health but your physical health as well. In the study, people whose home were the cleanest showed that they were physically healthier than those whose homes were messy.
If you are looking for ways to help organize your home or office, Documedia has tons of solutions. From labels, index tabs, binders to other office supplies, we have what you need to get your life in order. Take the time to take care of your mental and physical health by starting your spring cleaning and organizing today.