How Organization Impacts Health and Wellness

The new year is in full swing, but it’s never too late to resolve to be more organized. While it can be hard to keep everything organized when there are other things demanding your attention, maintaining an organized space has the potential to positively impact your health and wellness.

Here are just some of the benefits that organization may have in your life:

Reduce Stress

When things are cluttered, it’s likely that your stress levels are high. Carve out some time to declutter your workspace, living space, and anywhere else where you spend the bulk of your time. While it may seem like a lot of work at first, maintaining that organization once it’s complete can actually lower your cortisol levels, which is the body’s primary stress hormone.

Sleep Better

Organizing goes beyond just decluttering a space, it’s also about organizing your day and tasks so you can prioritize what’s most important, like getting a good night’s sleep. Break up your tasks by level of priority, ensuring you get the most important stuff done so you can end the day feeling fulfilled, relaxed, and accomplished.

Eat Better

A great way to prioritize your health and wellness is to eat healthy dishes and prepare ahead when you have a busy week. When the rest of your life is organized, you have more time for meal prep, giving you the chance to prioritize healthier foods as opposed to faster options that you can pull together at the last minute. Consider organizing everything from meals to snacks in your fridge before each week starts so you can nourish your body and free up mental space to focus on your work.

Increase Productivity

One of the key benefits that organization can bring to your life is an increase in your overall productivity. When you declutter your space and plan ahead (for meals, sleep, and daily tasks) you’ll be giving yourself the opportunity to focus solely on your work, projects, and assignments. This can allow you to shine in the workplace, showcase your talent and determination to your superiors, and elevate your career, all while simultaneously improving your health and wellness.

Try these tips and live a more organized life today.

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