loader image
Friday, April 19, 2024
90.1 F
McAllen
We Welcome your Press Release
- Advertisement -

Spring Cleaning for your Mental Health

Spring cleaning not only tidies up our space, but also benefits our mental health. A psychologist explains how simply cleaning out the closet can motivate you to tackle other tasks.

Translate to Spanish or other 102 languages!

Spring cleaning not only tidies up our space – it also benefits our mental health. Image for illustration purposes
Spring cleaning not only tidies up our space – it also benefits our mental health. Image for illustration purposes
- Advertisement -

CLEVELAND CLINIC – Spring is officially here, and the change of season can provide that boost of motivation we need to tackle any cleaning we put off in the winter.

Spring cleaning not only tidies up our space – it also benefits our mental health.

“We’re coming out of maybe a sense of hibernation, and when we can go through our living spaces and begin to reduce some of the clutter, it can feel like a new beginning,” explained Adam Borland, PsyD, clinical psychologist with Cleveland Clinic.  

- Advertisement -

Dr. Borland said our environment has a big impact on our mental health.

And spring cleaning allows us to regain a sense of control and accomplishment, which can help with symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Dr. Borland stresses that simply cleaning out your closet can motivate you to take on other tasks or goals you’ve been putting off.

But it can be easy to get overwhelmed.

- Advertisement -

That’s why Dr. Borland said it’s important to start with a small task first.

“If you need to clean your kitchen but aren’t sure where to start, focus on one cabinet first – maybe even one shelf in the cabinet,” Dr. Borland said. “View that as your goal and see it through to completion. This helps to build momentum, and that’s where people begin to see the benefits of their efforts.”

Don’t be afraid to ask a friend or family member for help either.

Dr. Borland said asking for help and being able to receive it is a sign of strength.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

More Articles

Signs of Multiple Sclerosis Show Up in Blood Years Before Symptoms

Autoimmune diseases like MS are believed to result, in part, from rare immune reactions to common infections.  

What Vitamins Should you be Taking?

Dr. Vyas said it’s important to tell your physician about vitamins you’re taking, especially if you are on other medications.

Adding Chemotherapy to Hormone Therapy Helps Control Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

The new study is the first to show improvement in biochemical recurrence rate with chemohormonal therapy in this group of patients.

The Link Between Movement & Health

It wasn't always so difficult to keep moving. People did it because they had to.
- Advertisement -
×