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When Clutter Causes Depression And Anxiety

When Clutter Causes Depression And Anxiety

When Clutter Causes Depression And Anxiety

By: Josh White, MA, LCMHC, CGPPosted: Section: Featured Articles

If you are depressed, you might ask the question "why" a lot. Those who are depressed want to know why they feel that way and what they can do about it. Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand and those things can lead to a cluttered home. Cluttered homes can also lead to depression. If you are living in a mess, you might feel depressed because of it.

What Does Clutter Do To A Person?

There are a variety of things that clutter can do to affect a person's life. Clutter often overstimulates a person's system and causes all of the sense to work overtime. The stimuli within the mess isn't necessary or important, but the person feels anxious and depressed because of the constant overstimulation.

Living in a mess can also draw attention away from things that are important such as work, children, household tasks. People find it hard to relax amidst clutter both physically and mentally. Clutter can become a constant reminder to an individual that they have a huge task list that is so long they will never accomplish it all. Living in a mess can lead to guilt and embarrassment and isolation.

What Can You Do?

"Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century" states that an average room has over 2,000 visible objects, which is particularly the case in an office or computer area. When there are so many things in sight constantly, depression and anxiety are a common side effect.

It might be a good idea to commit yourself to 10 minutes a day and use that time to focus on one small area. The task won't seem as large if it's only ten minutes and one drawer.

Those ten minutes add up and those who felt depressed before may start to feel more accomplished. Continue to talk in a positive manner to yourself while you are working through the daily ten minutes. Instead of thinking that you hate to clean, think about how much you will enjoy the area once it is clean.

Small steps in the right direction can help to clean up a huge mess. Once the mess is clear, depression and anxiety might go out the door with the trash. If you ever feel as if you cannot handle your depression on your own, seek help as soon as possible by giving us a call at: 855-998-5272

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