5 Psychological Benefits of a Clean Environment
Leading mental health experts suggest that there are many psychological benefits of living in a clean and tidy environment, which helps us to have better lives. Let’s have a look at some of these benefits.
You are more relaxed in a clean place
Coming home to a clean environment and coming home to a mess can have a very different impact on your mind. When you come home to a clean place, you feel more relaxed and at ease. Entering a dirty place can induce opposite psychological effects – that of stress and uneasiness.
For a more relaxing evening in front of the telly, reading, or doing whatever you enjoy, make your home clean and tidy.
You are more likely to get more done
Clutter and dirt can be overwhelming for the mind, leading to disruptive and unsettled behaviour. In an environment that is clutter-free and restorative you are more likely to see with clarity and get more done. Psychologically you will be less anxious, and this will produce positive hormones that enable you to achieve your targets.
So, get your home into a tidy and clean state to get more out of your day/evening.
You sleep well
Researches show that you are more likely to get a good night’s rest in a clean environment than a dirty one. A survey by the US National Sleep Foundation revealed that people who make their beds every morning are 19% more likely to get a good night’s sleep. 75% of the people surveyed also revealed they have a better sleep when their sheets are freshly cleaned as they feel more comfortable in their beds.
It appears cleanliness is essential to getting the perfect sleep. To have this perfect night’s rest, we advise you clean not only the sheets, but your entire room to create an environment that sets you at ease, so you can drift away into a beautiful dreamland.
You lose calories and feel better
Cleaning helps you to burn calories. You can burn between 100 to 200 calories an hour, depending on what you are doing. So instead of heading to the gym, head to the bathroom or kitchen and start scrubbing the dirt there, or for more calorie burns start vacuuming and/or mopping all the floors.
People who exercise are often in a better state of mind. They are more relaxed and have a positive image of themselves. Start cleaning to lose the calories and feel good.
You are more sociable
You are more likely to invite friends to a clean home than a messy place. Many people are put off from having friends around when their place is dirty. A dirty place can therefore limit your social interaction. Having friends and family around can put you into a better psychological state; thus start cleaning and tidying.
Plenty of studies show the health benefits of social interaction, from less stress and better memory (social interaction protects the brain from neurodegenerative diseases) to responding better to chemotherapy and living longer.
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