New Year’s Resolution: Clutter Diet
Every year, most of us make New Year’s resolutions about getting healthier, losing weight, eating better, and exercising more. And those are all great goals! They help us keep our stress levels lower and improve our health. But did you know that there are other ways to keep your stress at bay?
Stress is caused by all kinds of things, but the kind of stress I see most is the stress that comes from being overwhelmed by clutter and disorganization. That’s why this year, instead of a food diet, I’m recommending a clutter diet. And I’m not the only one who thinks a clutter diet is a good idea this year.
According to SpareFoot’s 2017 New Years Resolutions survey, 39 percent of Americans feel they are more in need of a clutter diet than a food diet in 2017. The study also revealed that people who have more clutter in their lives are heavier (I think that’s because of the stress that clutter creates that leads to stress eating!).
So going on a clutter diet may actually help you lose weight, too! Other great stats from the survey:
- 44 percent of Americans say they make unhealthier food choices when their home is messy.
- More than half of the population (and 72 percent of millennials) agree that getting their home organized would help get their diet back on track.
- Cluttered environments cause stress which leads to more unhealthy snack choices — like eating twice as many cookies!
- Cluttered kitchens, in particular, are shown to encourage eating more empty calories.
- People who work in a neat space are 2x as likely to choose an apple over a chocolate bar than those working in a messy office.
- People living in messy or cluttered homes are 77% more likely to be overweight or obese.
Check out the SquareFoot infographic for more information.