I know you are probably thinking, ‘what does organization have to do with health and fitness’.
Truth is, it has so much to do with your health and fitness! If you read my post on How to Manage Stress, then you have a pretty go idea of why it is important.
If you haven’t read it, go read it. It’s a great post for many other reasons.
Here, we are going to dive in deeper as to its importance than the How to Manage Stress post did.
To understand its importance, you must first understand what it is.
What is Organization
Organization is the process of taking something that is messy and making it neat.
An example I think most people can relate with is Spring cleaning. Cleaning to declutter your space, maybe going through clothing to get rid of what doesn’t fit or what you don’t wear.
Men, this could be cleaning the garage to reorganize all your tools and straightening it up so you can find everything.
There are many many more examples, but these just give you a good idea of what it is. Now what does it have to do with health and fitness?
Importance of Organization
The most significant impact organization has on your health and fitness is on your stress levels.
Getting organized at home and getting organized at work can greatly reduce your anxiety.
Stress can cause health related issues, such as depression and ulcers. Think for a minute about a time when you walked into a mess.
Maybe it was coming home to a dirty house or walking into stacks and stacks of papers all over your desk at work. It makes you feel flustered. It can overwhelm you.
I am one of those people that feel a lot better when things are neat and tidy. I feel like I can relax a lot more when there isn’t a pile of dishes in the sink.
That is because I am mentally adding it to the list of things I have to do, whereas getting them out of the way reduces my list.
Living in clutter and chaos affects you mentally. If you continue being unorganized, the stress can really pile up.
You can also make more time by being organized. You won’t spend as much time looking for things or figuring out what needs to be done.
This relieves that anxiety of not have enough time to get stuff done. What’s even better is you can be more efficient so you have more time to do what you want to do!
Be On Time
Being organized can also help you to be more punctual. This could include paying your bills on time, being on time for work, and meeting deadlines.
Being late to work, missing deadlines, and having to pay late fees can all multiply your stress levels.
I want emphasis this because being timely affects so many different areas of your life.
For example, being late to work can affect your productivity and your future at that company. Being late paying your bills can greatly impact your finances if you have to keep paying late fees.
It might sound weird but getting organized can also help you become more energized.
The next time you are finding yourself in a slump at work, try it out. Take a couple minutes to straighten up your area and see what happens.
The neatness can make it feel like you can think again and make it seem like all that work isn’t so overwhelming.
Straightening up can also make you feel accomplished. It makes you feel good, thus giving you that sensation of being energized.
Ready to take on anything.
This can help keep you moving and make it easier to get more done, like get a workout in, for example.
Decluttering your bedroom has been proven to help you sleep better and feel more rested.
You might not realize that the clutter in your room is affecting your sleep, but subconsciously it is.
Try cleaning up you room. Get rid of what isn’t needed. Put your clothes away and make your bed each morning.
Then watch as your sleep improves.
If you are anything like me, you might spend time at night thinking about things you need to get done.
This doesn’t necessarily mean you are unorganized. I am very organized, yet this still happens to me.
Those that are not as organized as they could be must really suffer in the sleep department. I have found that writing a list of what I need to do has helped me to sleep better.
Once I write it, I no longer have to make sure I remember it. It is just a little extra way I stay prepared to help lower my anxiety when I seem to be getting extra busy.
Getting a notebook like this can help you keep track of you to-do lists.
Where do You Need to Improve
Think about what you would like to improve on. Are you trying to reduce you everyday stress?
Do you need to be more punctual when it comes to work, deadlines, or bills?
Maybe you are feeling sluggish during the day or want to get a better night’s sleep?
These are all great areas to improve upon to help your health and fitness. Getting organized, even little by little, can really help you to see a difference in these areas of your life.
Take a look around your house and your work space. Make a note of where you can be more organized.
Once you determine that, get organized.