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8 Health Benefits of Being Organised to Improve Happiness

There are many health benefits of being organised all of which will contribute towards increased levels of happiness. The NHS' top recommendation for improved happiness is to reduce stress levels by getting organised. Benefits include: increased productivity, decreased stress and improved sleeping habits - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon
Written by Channon Gray

There are many health benefits of being organised all of which will contribute towards increased levels of happiness.

The NHS’ top recommendation for improved happiness, under the scope of mental health and wellbeing, is to reduce stress levels by getting organised and mastering time-management skills.

‘Organisation’ is key, in my mind, to a clearer and happier mind; it makes sense that more you take control over your life, the better you’ll feel about everything.

The benefits of being organised include: increased productivity, decreased feelings of stress and the potential to improve your sleeping habits/reduce the amount of time you spend awake worrying during the night.

There are many health benefits of being organised all of which will contribute towards increased levels of happiness. The NHS' top recommendation for improved happiness is to reduce stress levels by getting organised. Benefits include: increased productivity, decreased stress and improved sleeping habits - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon

I’d like to ask you this: how much time have you wasted looking for your car keys, an important document or any other lost items? If you are anything like me, the answer to this would be a significant amount of time trying to find things that could have been prevented with just a little bit of organisation.

Being more efficient with organising your things, sorting documents or paperwork and managing time more generally could lead you to a happier life. For example, you’d have more time to do what you like doing.

Getting organised is physical as well as mental; you are able to organise your home, family, work but also your thoughts, tasks and goals. It simply helps to know where things are or how your day ahead might look. If our lives are cluttered or disorganised, then so will be your emotional and mental wellbeing; you’d be surprised by how just a few simple organisation-inspired tricks can help you feel brighter and more focused.

Happiness is subjective and personal; however, once you find something that works for you then stick with it. I recommend finding this peace-of-mind in a more organised and productive life.

There are many health benefits of being organised all of which will contribute towards increased levels of happiness. The NHS' top recommendation for improved happiness is to reduce stress levels by getting organised. Benefits include: increased productivity, decreased stress and improved sleeping habits - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon

Here are some of the main benefits of being organised:

One.

Once you get more organised, you’ll have more free-time and energy. Fellow Blogger David Caolo over at Unclutterer discusses how he read a car-bumper sticker once that stated:

Organised people are just too lazy to search for stuff”,

and well, I love that. It so true that the less time you spend searching, the more time you’ll have to do whatever it is that makes you happiest.

Two.

As I mentioned previously, organisation leads to less stress. It will also help with any feelings of depression or anxiety. One of the many benefits of being organised is that your mood will be boosted, according to the NHS guide to finding happiness and wellbeing.

You will be able to make the most overwhelming tasks, events or challenges seem manageable. Break everything down into smaller chunks and the to-do list will be much less daunting. I recently discussed how by prioritising your task-list your life will be productive AND organised.

Three.

You’ll find yourself more motivated to want to achieve your tasks and goals. Therefore, you’ll find yourself more productive.

The Guardian reviewed Action For Happiness‘ 10 keys to happier living, they concluded that amongst the many aspects, one of the most important was that of setting forth goals to look forward to. Goals must be motivating and challenging; I recommend noting them down in a notebook, such as a bullet journal, so you can refer to them in the future.

I challenge you to layout just one goal you have in mind; one that you’d like to achieve within the next 6 months. Write it down, figure out how you can fit it into your lifestyle and commit yourself to achieving it. If you are organised and know what it is that needs to be done, then you are more likely to find yourself crossing it off your goal list in no-time.

There are many health benefits of being organised all of which will contribute towards increased levels of happiness. The NHS' top recommendation for improved happiness is to reduce stress levels by getting organised. Benefits include: increased productivity, decreased stress and improved sleeping habits - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon

Four.

Through getting organised, you will feel more relaxed. If you know that everything is sorted, decluttered and plans have been made in advance, you’ll find yourself running around in a frantic hurry a lot less often.

By waking up to a mess or returning home to utter chaos, it can be deflating and distracting to your productivity levels.

Five.

As I stated above, an organised life is one that contains a better night’s sleep. A restful night comes with preplanning and less worrying where possible. Planning ahead and structuring the world around you can help to prevent sleep deprivation, trust me on that one.

Sleep impacts hugely on feelings of happiness; therefore, it is an endless loop whereby all components play an important factor.

Six.

Doing less could lead you to a more fulfilled and satisfying life. By using your time wisely, you’ll find that you only end up doing that which is worthwhile or beneficial to you.

If you decide to take a more positive approach to life, one where you are sure on what you’d like to achieve then you’ll find yourself in a more successful position.

There are many health benefits of being organised all of which will contribute towards increased levels of happiness. The NHS' top recommendation for improved happiness is to reduce stress levels by getting organised. Benefits include: increased productivity, decreased stress and improved sleeping habits - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon

Seven.

Likewise, an organised life is one where healthy eating, exercise and weight-loss is easier. You are more able to stick to workouts and commit to a more balanced diet full of nutritional benefits to increase happiness.

Long-term goals like living a better lifestyle come with being organised. You need to pre-plan meals, set aside time for exercise and track weight-loss for motivation.

Eight.

An organised person is usually the one to achieve their goals or find success; as the Guided Mind states, “By being organized you will give a better impression than someone who is not.”

It’s inevitable that if you are recognised to be a well-balanced, organised and in-control of life more generally then you’ll be more likely to feel content with what you have.

You need to build a sense of reliance and develop a ‘can-do’ attitude when it comes to challenging days. If you are organised and prepared, then you’ll be able to take on whatever life throws at you. It’s important to be ready for that curveball, says Unclutterer.

A successful person is one who views a challenge not as a threat but an experience to learn by.

Hopefully, you are now aware of the many health benefits of being organised can bring into your life.

Are you an organised person? How does it benefit you? Let me know in the comments below! 

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There are many health benefits of being organised all of which will contribute towards increased levels of happiness. The NHS' top recommendation for improved happiness is to reduce stress levels by getting organised. Benefits include: increased productivity, decreased stress and improved sleeping habits - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon

There are many health benefits of being organised all of which will contribute towards increased levels of happiness. The NHS' top recommendation for improved happiness is to reduce stress levels by getting organised. Benefits include: increased productivity, decreased stress and improved sleeping habits - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon

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Channon Gray

I'm Channon and yes, it's spelt wrong, but that is interesting right? I'm 22 years young. I like to write, create art and travel. Cornish bumpkin who studied in London. I'm now a Graduate Student, Stationery Addict and all round Life Enthusiast.

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roz warren
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Am I happy because I’m organized or am I organized because I’m happy?

Nancy
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I totally agree that being organized can be the key to happiness. It helps decrease stress because you know where everything is and don’t need to worry all that much! 100% with how you have more free time and energy. Better to do the work up front than spend 5x the time later on. Hehe I love number 5. Definitely the last thing on your thoughts when you’re in bed!

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Michelle
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This is so true! Thank you for sharing. I have been working hard to really organize my home in order to feel more sane and relaxed. When my house is a crazy mess, my days are so much more filled with stress and anxiety than when my house is organized.

Kate Waggle
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Definitely agree with organization keeping me happy! I’ve switched all of my calendars to digital and it’s just not as fun anymore, though.

NunziaDreams
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“Through getting organised, you will feel more relaxed. If you know that everything is sorted, decluttered and plans have been made in advance, you’ll find yourself running around in a frantic hurry a lot less often.”

So true!!! I’m so much happier when I’m organized, honestly. It’s much easier to handle stress when you’ve organized your home, projects, etc. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Stephanie
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I’ve been an organization FREAK since I was little. Glad to know it’s one of the best things I can do for my health!

Beth Ann
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I agree with this completely! We waste a lot of time searching for lost things. My favorite thing to wake up to (and most intrinsictly motivating) is clean counters. It sets my whole day up for success. Thanks for the inspirational read!

Nina | Lemons and Luggage
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I’m not the most organized person on the planet, but I have to agree that all of these are true. Thankfully, I’m dating a virgo who’s organization personified. :)

Candi Randolph
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Good discussion of the benefits of being organized. I agree that it lessens the stress (and that affects us in so many negative ways!) when we feel in control of our schedule, and our life.

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