What Getting Organized Can Do for Your Emotional Health (Get Organized Month)

What Getting Organized Can Do for Your Emotional Health (Get Organized Month)

Organization is so much more important to your mental health than you may realize. Yes, it feels great knowing where everything is and having a set schedule to help you keep up with deadlines, appointments, and important dates, but the benefits of organization go so much deeper than that.

The Benefits of Getting Organized

Improves Sleep

Have you ever found yourself tossing and turning throughout the night, feeling like you definitely forgot to do something important today? Disorganization can leave your mind in a jumbled mess that can’t seem to quiet itself when it is time to get some sleep. When you plan your day and are in a clutter-free space, you will find that your mind is a lot quieter, allowing you to get some higher-quality sleep.

Reduces Stress

Stress will become inevitable when you have project deadlines racing toward you, can’t seem to find those notes you need for your next exam, or continuously have to reschedule because you have overbooked yourself again. Organization can be extremely helpful to significantly reduce stress in your life.

Increases Productivity

Organization will help keep your day flowing smoothly. Organizing your time will prove extremely beneficial in allowing you to focus on each task at hand, helping you produce quicker, more efficient work.

Helps You Stick to Healthy Habits

When you have your meals planned, know you have all of the groceries you need, and have scheduled time in your day for cooking healthy meals and moving your body; it becomes a lot easier to fall into healthy habits.

Benefits Your Relationships

Let’s face it; when you are unorganized, your relationships will begin to take a hit. You may find yourself canceling on friends because you forgot about an important work deadline or forgetting your sister’s birthday because you don’t even know what day it is. Getting organized will help you carve out time throughout your days where you can give your loved ones your undivided attention, nurture your relationships, and allow them to grow.

Gives You More Free Time

When you are disorganized, it can feel as though you have no free time at all. You may be overwhelmed with projects you procrastinated on until the last minute or find yourself looking for food in your fridge only to realize you need to make a grocery run. Getting organized will ensure that you have everything done efficiently enough to grant you some much-needed free time.

Tips and Tricks for Getting Organized

Getting organized is full of benefits, but it can be difficult to know how to get started. A few tips and tricks to get our life organized include:

  • Determine your daily priorities
  • Create lists
  • Schedule your day
  • Use a calendar or planner to remember important dates and appointments
  • Declutter your space
  • Implement habits to keep you organized

Beginning your journey to get organized might seem daunting at first, but it will prove greatly beneficial to your health, happiness, and overall quality of life. Sometimes, mental health struggles can make your journey to organization difficult. If you have found yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or struggling with your mental health, therapy might be just what you need to help you get started on your organizational journey. A therapist may be able to help you work through difficult emotions and kick-start your journey to an organized life. Our counselors are here for you. Contact us today.



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