Well Being

17 Little Things You’re Doing That Could Be Ruining Your Mental Health

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Ignoring clutter in your surroundings

According to Psychology Today, clutter is not only distracting, but it also bombards your mind with excessive stimuli, inhibits your creativity, and constantly signals your brain that work is never done. These things can make us feel even more overwhelmed and stressed. And according to Dawn Buse, Ph.D., a health psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center: “Clutter makes us feel weighed down, both literally and figuratively. It has been shown to be related to depression, anxiety, and even weight gain.”

So if your room looks like a war zone right now or if you've been sitting with a bunch of clutter at your work desk, then you've got some serious cleaning up to do.