5 Tidy Tips to Ease Your Stress
It happens to the best of us – we get stressed sometimes.
Whether you’re working from home and struggling to maintain a healthy routine, or if a major life change has thrown you off-kilter, there are easy ways to organize your life and your day to say goodbye to stress and create healthy habits.
Clutter can take a toll on your health by increasing your stress levels — even if you don’t realize it. Staying organized can actually lower your cortisol levels — the body’s primary stress hormone.
Start evaluating where you can improve, and begin to make small, yet impactful, changes to have a more organized lifestyle.
Here are Horderly’s favorite tips and tricks to help manage the stressors in your life, and keep your home, and routines, tidy:
Create A Daytime Routine
Organizing your daily schedule and tasks allows you to concentrate on what needs to get done that day instead of being distracted by things around you. Limiting distractions like clutter and mess will help you stick to your task lists and be more productive.
Organizing your meals for the week allows you to plan healthy dishes and meal prep ahead of time. When you’ve prepared your meals and snacks in advance, you’re less likely to make poor dietary choices.
Try organizing treats, cereals, and other snackable foods into small containers to manage portions and easily grab-and-go. Having meals prepped in advance can also help during busy weeks when unexpected meetings or tasks pop up.
Tidy Your Workspace
Whether you’re back in the office or still working from home, having an organized workspace is crucial. An unorganized work environment can be a huge distraction when you’re trying to focus on completing your work effectively.
When organizing your workspace, try to find a place for everything and keep the tops of your desk or workspace as clean as possible. The less distractions there are, the more productive you’ll be!
Focus on Family & Friends
It’s hard to focus on your relationships when you’re fixated on a lack of cleanliness and organization. Once your home is neat and tidy, schedule time in your routine to spend quality time with your family and friends – some fun and laughter will help decrease stress.
Create a Bedtime Routine
At nighttime, create a routine to signal to your body that it’s time for bed, and time to relax. Over time, as you repeat this routine, your body will learn and go on auto-pilot, allowing you to fall asleep easier and faster.
If you need some extra help but aren’t sure where to start, reach out to Horderly to schedule an in-home or virtual organizing session.
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