Tidy Room, Tidy Mind


Emaley Hughes (Senior), Reporter

When you have a tidy room, you in return, can have a tidy mind. There are benefits in keeping your room clean such as, you will wake up feeling fresher, you will have fewer daily distractions, your productivity level will be higher, and you will feel less stressed out. Clutter can affect your anxiety levels, sleep, and your ability to focus. Clutter and mess is linked to negative emotions like confusion, tension, and irritability while an organized room tends to produce more positive emotions like calmness and a sense of well- being.

A lot of teens have messy rooms. They are typically too busy focusing on other activities to be bothered to tidy up very often. But a messy room can be a sign of depression, and clutter can also cause stress and anxiety in teens.

A recent poll of 100 LHS students showed that 57% of students keep their room clean, and 43% do not.

Additionally, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America indicates that a cleaner home helps reduce stress, feelings of anxiety, and depressive symptoms. It is factual that levels of happiness can increase by 53% when your room is clean.

Clean means comfortable, tidy up and you may find that you will be feeling better!