New Year’s Resolution time: Having a clean home free from clutter may help with a person’s ability to focus, researchers find.
If you’re looking for another new year’s resolution to add to the list maybe becoming more focused could be one of them. Recently, researchers found that a cluttered/ dirty home can be a real distraction. If you are like me you have probably felt unfocused and stressed as the result of a cluttered house at some time in your life. Researches have now confirmed knowledge of this correlation that up until now existed solely as common sense. Findings from the study are the result of research conducted by Scientists from the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute and can be found in the January issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Essentially what they found was that clutter competes for our attention and makes it more difficult to focus. Perhaps with the increase in focus gained from picking up/ cleaning and organizing our homes, we can pursue our goals with greater intensity and odds for success!