January 24, 2019
There are a million causes for depression, very few think to include a messy house as one of them. Untidiness and disorganization can create a cluttered mental state, causing some people to feel even more buried and burdened by life’s many stresses. Let’s take a look at how keeping a clean house helps in fighting depression.
A mess in the home can be both the cause and the result of depression. Depression hits hard and makes many of life’s mundane tasks difficult and overwhelming. According to a quote by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Amie Ragan on the Unclutterer blog, people will often let their homes fall into a state of dishevelment when they are not feeling strong emotionally. I often use the term ‘depressed lifestyle’ with my clients. It is hard to feel good when your house or apartment looks like a bomb went off, your friends don’t call anymore, you’ve gotten fat and you look and feel terrible.
Those prone to any form of depression should make a constant effort to stay on top of untidy habits. Living in a constant mess can bring down self-esteem and motivation, making it even more difficult to make the decision to finally tackle the burden. Keep a basic level of cleanliness in mind at all times to avoid the inevitable stress that will otherwise ensue.
Depression causes are related to physical changes in the brain and connected to imbalanced chemicals, called neurotransmitters, carrying signals to the brain and nerves. There are a vast amount of other factors that trigger these physical reactions, adding up to a problem that needs to be tackled from every angle.
No matter what the cause, depression will often leave sufferers feeling unmotivated and overwhelmed. If able to build up enough motivation to start a small task, such as doing the dishes, a depressed person can start to see an immediate positive outcome. The instant gratification after accomplishing something as simple as straightening up an area of the house can encourage him to continue productive activities to see further results.
The act of cleaning is a great way to get a depressed individuals mind off of the things that are bringing him down. It can be an effective starting point to begin accomplishing more necessary tasks and uplifting spirits. By scratching cleaning the house off of the never-ending to-do-list a depression victim can ease a little of the built-up stress that has been weighing him down.
Listening to upbeat music is a mood changer! Adding upbeat music when you are cleaning not only helps you stay motivated but it also adds a positive feeling inside! I have a song I listen to often when I am feeling the blues and fighting depression. Life can be hectic and cleaning is a great stress reliever for me yet I don’t always feel like pushing past the blues to get the job done. I know I will feel better when I have a clean home but keeping the motivation to finish the job can be difficult. The music pushes me to think twice about how even the most hectic times are something to soak up and enjoy!! Using a good set of earbuds to crank up my music is crucial for me! I love the True Evo Wireless Earbuds! More about the True Evo Wireless Earbuds below!
Keeping a clean house doesn’t need to be difficult. These are some simple ways to stay on top of the clutter and keep up with household cleaning.
I promised I would share more about the amazing True Evo Wireless Earbuds. So, here you go… The True Evo Wireless Earbuds can be emerged in water which means one thing… they can TRULY handle an intense workout! Yep, I am talking about cleaning your house. If your house is like mine, even a “simple clean” can feel like an intense workout! The foam ear cushion makes the earbuds comfortable in your ear and prevents them from slipping out when you are bending, leaning, and twisting as you are picking up and scrubbing down the house!
These earbuds are good for four hours of straight listening. If your home takes longer than four hours to clean, no problem! They can be recharged without having to hook it up to a wall charger (for four full charges). Simply pop them back in their QI Wireless Charging Case while you are taking a lunch break. They will be charged up in no time, ready for the last part of cleaning.
The True Evo Wireless Earbuds now feature the “Just Ask” feature which allows you to access your Siri or Google Voice Assistant via Bluetooth with just a quick tap. I find that really helps when you have your hands in soapy water or are needing both hands while mopping!
Take the time needed each day to clean and help in fighting depression while cranking the music that motivates YOU. Staying on top of a messy house will help those suffering from depression to feel purposeful again and to ease anxiety over yet another one of life’s stresses.
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