Mental Health Awareness Month was founded in an effort to not only help us start conversations on the subject, but to help those suffering with mental health setbacks know that they aren’t alone.
In fact, mental health issues are more common than we’re led to believe. The CDC reports that more than 1 in every 5 US adults live with a mental illness to some capacity.
If you feel you’re battling through a mental health illness, get the help you need by calling the Clear Warm Line at 1-800-945-1355 to speak with a trained peer. It’s confidential and completely free.
For those of you that just feel a bit more stressed than usual, clutter and extra junk might be the root cause! See below for the 3 biggest mental health benefits you’ll receive after hiring a junk removal company.
1. Reduces Stress
As human beings, we are products of the environment we surround ourselves with. If that environment is filled to the brim with unnecessary clutter, you can bet there will be consequences.
If we’re being honest with ourselves, we’ve known this to be true for a while. A study as far back as 2009 showed that a mother’s cortisol levels were higher if they lived in a cluttered house. The more clutter they had, the higher the spike. Ironically, clutter tends to reach its height during May—which just so happens to be Mental Health Awareness Month.
If that sounds like your situation, then hire a residential junk removal company to clean out the space for you. Whether it’s heavy or small, we do it all!
2. More Focus
Have you ever sat down to focus on a task, but felt yourself immediately distracted? It’s as if your attention span slips away the moment you tell yourself “okay, focus!”
This is a real thing. Whenever there’s too much clutter around, your brain senses it and immediately dedicates attention to the items to try and gather its surroundings—a process known as “overstimulation”. Appropriate for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Not only that, but a study in Current Psychology found that procrastination and clutter issues are in direct relation to each other. In other words—if you don’t get rid of your junk, you’ll push things off until the very last moment… or beyond.
3. Promotes Healthier Choices
Granted, clutter isn’t the only thing that contributes to unhealthy decisions. Things like habits and routines play a heavy role in the choices we make.
That said, if your environment—office or house—has clutter in it, you’re heavily leaning the odds toward the side of unhealthy choices.
When your brain senses clutter, it goes into a coping defense to deal with the overwhelming appearance. That coping can lead to things such as excessive snacking, binge-watching TV, insomnia, brain fog, and more. Your brain tells the body to neglect itself in an effort to get a hit of dopamine.
It’s better to hire a professional to rid your house of the junk, then hit the “reset” button with new healthy habits!
Rid Your Life of Junk During Mental Health Awareness Month
Now that you’ve seen how damaging clutter and junk can be to your productivity, it’s time to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by getting your house in order.
If you’re ready to clean out the junk, then book an appointment online and we’ll be in and out of your house/office before you can say “Mental health awareness”.
For any other questions you may have, call us directly at 844-858-6546 and we’ll be happy to assist you further.