It’s been proven that a clean environment has a positive impact on the physical health of its visitors, but what about their mental health?
It turns out that it’s good for the mind too. It all comes down to control. When we clean, we are filled with a sense of control and accomplishment. While cleaning, we are also distracted, and this helps calm our minds.
Anxiety, unfortunately, is widespread in today’s society. There is good news, though; cleaning is a necessary part of life, but it also reduces stress. According to a study Yahoo did on mindfulness, taking care of a smell or mess in your surroundings can reduce nervousness by 30%.
While this research may apply mainly to home cleaning, the findings to translate to the commercial cleaning industry. Though janitorial workers may not be significantly impacted, employees are happier when they operate in a clean space. If they clean that space, they can also reduce their anxiety. Simply wiping down your desk area with a cleaner can make you feel better.
An improvement in production comes easily when workers are in safe and clean environments, and also enhances happiness. So next time you feel stressed, take a deep breath, grab neutral cleaner, and get to work.