Clean Environment - GDG’s Top Tips on How a Clean Environment Can Help Your Wellbeing
Did you know that according to a recent study by Clorox, 80% of people are more relaxed when being in a clean space?
Cleaning around the house is a burden for some and a joy for others. No matter what side of the fence you sit on, we can all agree that we often feel satisfied after doing so.
At GDG, we truly believe that living and working in a clean environment benefits your mental health. Of course, there are many other more important factors to consider when looking after your mental wellbeing, but cleaning your environment is a step in the right direction before making further changes.
If anything, it is a distraction to occupy your mind from other challenges.
Tip #1: Clean environment = clean mind
It is said that decluttering your home or your work environment can help to improve your focus. A study by Princeton says that clutter can often work as a reminder of things you’ve been putting off.
One thing that’s for sure is that it is simple for everybody’s mind to get overwhelmed. So, put away the empty mugs, file away any unnecessary paperwork and put the chocolate wrapper away. Declutter your environment, close your eyes and take a deep breath. It might just help a little.
Tip #2: Let’s sleep better
It is said that having a messy room and unmade bed results in worse sleep. A study from The National Sleep Foundation found that those who make their beds as soon as they wake up are 19% more likely to get a good night’s sleep. So, plump your pillows and make sure your sheets are washed, it might help you get some well-needed rest.
Also, there is a link between sleep and general wellbeing. As said before, a clean environment helps your wellbeing. So decluttering and making your bed daily may be the next step in getting a better night’s sleep and improving your well-being.
Tip#3: Make it easier to clean
Have you ever felt in a situation where you just couldn’t be bothered to clean? We know we have! Having to run around all places of the house to get all the products you need can be a chore in itself.
It’s ok, take a deep breath. Try this next time. We recommend decluttering before dusting. So, try organizing your cleaning products. It not only gives you more time but helps you to be prepared. Get everything you need to clean in one simple, accessible place so that next time, it feels easier and more accessible.
So that’s it, here are our top three tips on how cleaning can help mental wellbeing! Be under no illusion, cleaning is just a small part of it. There is so much you can do to improve your mental health, but often taking the first step is the hardest. If you need any extra advice or professional help, please visit www.mind.org or speak to a professional.
If you ever need advice from us in terms of cleaning or how we can help you, feel free to speak to one of our experts. We have heard all types of queries, there really is no such thing as a stupid question. Explore our wide range of products and get the best advice there is from GDG.