If you’ve read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo or even a lesser-known book like Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day by Cassandra Aarssen, you’ve had to agree they must be onto something when it comes to cleaning and organizing. While spring cleaning isn’t exactly “self-care,” it does have some psychological benefits.
It helps the immune system. Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Pollen might not be the only culprit. Dust, mold, and mildew can attack the immune system, triggering allergies. During the winter months, homes tend to cluster these pollutants. Spring cleaning allows the chemicals an opportunity to escape.
You will stress less. The sheer act of cleaning turns off your brain, relaxing your mind. Cleaning may seem like a monotonous, tedious task, but it may just be what your brain needs. Get rid of external clutter, eliminate internal mental clutter.
Here comes the sun. Because winter has fewer hours in the day and the usual dreary weather, we are exposed to very little sunlight for weeks on end. With little sunshine and a lot of darkness, our pineal gland produces an ample supply of melatonin, causing sleepiness. When the days become longer we produce less melatonin, giving us more energy to clean and get organized.
Sound home, sound mind. According to a study by the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB), regarding one’s home as being cluttered, disorganized, or in a state of array could cause stress reactions and a depressed mood. On the other hand, believing one’s home as organized, clean, and systematic might alleviate these negative attitudes.
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