Have you noticed that when you enter certain spaces, whether it be home or work, that you can feel an energy shift, either positive or negative? There can be a few reasons for this, but one big bold positive energy shifter is visual peace (or lack there of).
There are scientific studies that show that clutter in the home or office can produce mental stress which can create a negative domino trashing your positive energy.
Your gut health can be affected this stress which can negatively affect digestion and the nutrients the intestines absorb. When you are stressed, there are hormones and chemicals released by your body that can enter your digestive tract mess with digestion. This can cause bloating, weight flux, constipation, and other digestion issues.
There are easy ways to reduce stress in the home and workplace by by creating visual peace. Taking a few minutes to organize and tidy your space can help you de-stress, support your positive mindset, and boost your gut health.
Here are some easy tips to help you de-clutter, create visual peace, and reduce stress while supporting the gut.
Tip #1 : A Positive Start To Your Day
By organizing the closets in your home, you can get ready for your day quickly and stress-free. If your bedroom closets are bursting with piles of garments, then you may feel exhausted before you begin your day at home or at work.
Organizing your closets may take a bit of time, however, if you take sections of your closet and decide to take 10-20 minutes a day for a week, you can easily get rid of excess clothing, throw out what is too old for the donation bin, and decide what items you REALLY like and use.
Ask yourself: “What clothing or outfit makes you feel good?”
Those are the clothes to keep. If there is something that doesn’t fit, but holds a memory, try taking a photo of it. This will allow you to have the memory, and let the item go to someone who will use it.
Walking into a closet with visual peace can elevate your positive energy. Being able to get dressed quickly in the morning or for an event later in the day can give you a mental energy boost, which can positively effect your gut health.
Tip #2: Create A Home That Almost Cleans Itself
Cleaning can seem like a never-ending job…sweeping, mopping, laundry and vacuuming can seem like it’s a run-on sentence, especially if you have kids and pets at home.
However, when you have a space that is fairly organized, you can actually complete the household chores faster with a better energy. Almost like a home that cleans itself (well…sort of).
Rather than feeling overwhelmed with cleaning your home, you will be able to knock it out quickly. Although you may not be jumping for joy that you are cleaning, you may feel an energy boost because you zip through everything efficiently without visual chaos and overwhelm.
Positive energy supports your gut because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected. A stressed-out brain can send signals to the gut which can cause a negative effect on your gut flora, which are microorganisms that live in the digestive tract and help with digestion.
Tip #3: An Organized Home May Help You Lose Weight
By creating an organized space, you can positively support your weight loss journey.
Yes! A positive peaceful space can support weight loss by creating feelings calm and optimism. When a space is cluttered and chaotic, it can cause feelings of overwhelm and depression. In addition, a cleaner and more organized kitchen make it easier for you to stay in a positive mindset, preparing healthier meals and thinking about your pathway forward on your weight loss journey.
Tip #4: Happy and Productive at Work
When you have a cluttered desk or work area at your job, it can drain the energy from you before you begin your day. We’ve all been there before. In the business of the week, it is easy to get things piled up, whether in the office at home or at work.
To have more energy at work, try to organize everything in your visual space to start. Get rid of excess papers, broken tools, outdated items, or excessive knick-knacks. At the end of each day or week, remove the clutter from the area so that when you arrive the next day, you can begin working in a clean place, giving you a huge boost of energy.
Showing love to yourself, your home and your work space, will help you de-stress, boost your positive mindset, and show your gut some love.