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A Clean Room Is A Clean Mind

Let me tell you something about me. The state of my bedroom very much depicts my mental state. Do you want to know how I’m doing? Just take a peek in my room, it will tell you everything you need to know.

If you see a freshly made bed, pillows fluffed, clothes folded, vanity organised, a book on my bedside table and fresh flowers in my vase on the windowsill, then just know that I am thriving, content and doing well.

However, heaven forbid you see a disorderly bed, jumbled pillows, a sea of clothes crumpled on the floor, a collection of tea-stained mugs on my bedside table, a vanity with no order and dead flowers in my vase. I am probably not doing so good, am unhappy and unmotivated.

This is something I noticed about myself in my last year of university. Every student can relate to leaving work until the very last minute and then it just piles up to the point where you don’t even know what to begin with. It seemed physically impossible to get any work done unless my room was clean. If my bedroom was messy so was my mind, I could not think or focus clearly.

So, it became a force of habit. Whenever I had an assignment, the first thing I would do was tidy my room. It seemed like I was tidying my mind as well, it was one less thing to worry about.

Now perhaps there was an element of avoiding the actual assignment itself, but I still do it now. I am able to catch myself out now when the laundry bag starts over spilling, the floor is becoming less visible and the clutter increases then I know I’m slipping backwards.

Whenever I find myself in a bit of a rut, I first clean my room. After that, I felt a wave of motivation to keep on top of other things in my life. The best feeling is waking up the day after you’ve cleaned your room, you feel like the main character of a movie. 

I believe this concept can also be applied to therapy. Your mind is essentially your room. Your room may be untidy, with a messy bed, clothes scattered around, and everything disorderly. 


With Therapy You Clean Your Room. 


Talking and working with a therapist helps you organise the clutter and clean up. I know that your room may get messy throughout the following week, but over time, in therapy, you can work on strategies to maintain organisation. Sorting through mental mess is just as important as keeping our external environment clean, and engaging in therapy can help you tidy up your mental space and your well-being.

This can reduce not only negative thoughts, anxiety, and stress but also your overall well-being.

If you are struggling and are interested in getting support from a therapist, feel free to contact the counselling team at My Solution Wellbeing. One of our experienced therapists will be more than happy to assist you. 

Written By Ria Kaur



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By MSWB Team on 07/03/2024 in Wellbeing

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