Do you find that a messy space, whether in your office or home, has a negative impact on how you feel as well as how productive you are? Then you are not alone. Scientists have proven that a messy space makes it harder for people to focus.
If you’re wondering how they did that, they came to this conclusion by mapping the brain’s responses to the different environments (cluttered and uncluttered) using physiological measurement tools and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). They then compared those results to each individual’s productivity..
The Unclutterer website reports that clutter distracts you, restricts your ability to focus and limits your brain’s ability to process information. Imagine how detrimental that can be to productivity! A messy environment also increases the likelihood that one might end up frustrated, further impacting the amount of work you are able to get done.
Living or working in a dirty environment can also be quite embarrassing. You shouldn’t have to open every conversation in your space with the line “sorry for the mess.”
Some messes even go as far as affecting your health. In addition to making it easier for germs to breed and spread – either via the air or from surface to surface – a messy space can affect your respiratory system. Constantly falling ill or having to miss work due to said illness can be very stressful.
There are those select few who thrive in a mess but unless you are one of them, you can’t afford to take that chance. Which is why it is best to look up cleaning services prices and hire a cleaning services company.
Cleaning services possess the necessary expertise to declutter your environment while leaving it hygienically clean. Enabling you to get on with your work all while remaining healthy enough to complete it.
Hire a cleaning service today to deal with one of the more manageable sources of stress in your life.
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