When Your Room is a Mess, Your Mind is a Mess

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Are you struggling with keeping your house clean? We completely understand, especially if you have a large family of kids who simply won’t quit throwing their toys everywhere. You probably feel like you’re cleaning things up all the time. But if you feel yourself lagging in the cleanliness department, here’s a philosophical idea that may encourage you to turn over a new leaf: when your room is a mess, your mind is a mess.

We’re Influenced By Our Environment

We humans are funny creatures. We’re each unique in our own way, but we’re also very influenced by our surroundings. There’s something about having a messy room that certainly affects us in ways we don’t even realize—but on the flip side, we have the potential to change things. By keeping things organized and clean in our environment, it can have a mirroring effect on our minds as well.

It’s Therapeutic

In addition to the “mirroring” effect we just spoke of, there’s something quite satisfying about organizing something that was once chaotic. It can actually be very therapeutic to create organization from the chaos, and our mental health can even improve as a result. So if you’re looking to make a change in your life, maybe the first thing you should is clean your room!