My mother always told me that the state of my room can often provide insight on the state of my mind. The years have passed, and now I have an entire house to worry about. I always think about her words when I was young. Back then it didn’t matter to me that my bed wasn’t made, or that my clothes weren’t folded perfectly, but now I begin to understand what she was talking about. According to Feng Shui, clutter in the home can cause depression, fatigue and lack of productivity.
The truth is that nobody can be inspired to work in a desk full of files and useless stuff lying around. Chaos in the home, usually means chaos in the mind, and this is why it is imperative to keep a tidy home. However, you should not go overboard and expect everything to be kept in perfect order all the time. Here are a few things that should motivate you if you are not the tidiest of persons.
- Dirtiness = Depression
I work a lot, and a lot of people work a lot. Nobody wants to wash the dishes after they come home from work, but it is something that you should do. Scientists say that there is a direct link between a messy home and fatigue. Moreover, fatigue is a common sign of depression. Have you ever felt too tired to do something, or unmotivated? This is because your house doesn’t inspire you. Feelings like hopelessness begin nu engulf you, and the obvious question appears: „What’s the point of cleaning, anyway?”. The longer you ignore this problem, the worse it will get. Stop being lazy, and start to take action.
- Dirtiness = Health Problems
Even if you don’t like to live in a messy house, pests do. There are so many unwanted house guests I could mention , but there is no point. Probably the most disgusting and dangerous of them all are silverfish. They appear out of nowhere, breed like crazy, and are impossibly hard to get rid of. If you ever have problems with them you should definitely hire a silverfish extermination company to save you. Among the dangerous pests I should also mention fleas, cockroaches, mosquitoes and rats.
- Dirtiness = Isolation
Have you ever had the desire to lay in your bed until the world, hopefully, ends? I have. After working hours without end, I found no need to come home and tidy my place. I would ignore the problems in my home for the simple reason that nobody comes to visit anyway. We are ashamed to present a messy home to our friends, and if we are messy all the time we probably won’t have any friends soon. Isolation is one step away from depression. It may be hard to be productive and tidy all the time, but believe me, it pays off. Psychologically speaking, a tidy home inspires us to be more active and sociable. By maintaining a healthy, welcoming environment, you will not only be more open to house visits, but you will also feel more inspired.