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Anyone else feeling physically tired in their home?

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Letmesleepalready Sun 02-Oct-16 16:56:53

Recently I've been noticing that I'm ridiculously tired at home. And I think it's due to the constant mess.
I'm wondering if it's just psychological as I see the mess and keep thinking I need to sort it out (I meaning we, obviously)
Or if it's just due to rubbish diet and lack of exercise. Or if mess can have physical symptoms?
We all get enough sleep at night (sometimes I think too much sleep) and we try to open the windows regularly.
I've bought the Marie Kondo book and I'm trying to declutter to see if that makes a difference.

PinkSwimGoggles Sun 02-Oct-16 16:58:48

do you have high co2 in your home?
do you have a gas cooker, combi boiler?
if yes get them checked out asap.
you can get co monitors at diy stores, go get one.

Letmesleepalready Sun 02-Oct-16 17:01:07

We have no gas in the flat, but I think the shop downstairs has gas. I'm assuming they would have to have a co2 monitor?

PinkSwimGoggles Sun 02-Oct-16 17:03:08

don't assume.
get a monitor.

Letmesleepalready Sun 02-Oct-16 17:04:34

Ok will look for one! Do I just put it in the middle of the flat?

Blue4ever Sun 02-Oct-16 17:11:28

Mess does make me feel stressed. All I can see is the work I have to do. I find that keeping one room clutter free and tidy does help me relax it's where I read, watch TV, have a break. The rest of the house is a mess though.

Also, openning the windows often helps.

Letmesleepalready Sun 02-Oct-16 17:18:58

I'm hoping to get our bedroom as tidy as possible at first, so I have a space to escape to!

wizzywig Sun 02-Oct-16 17:24:42

I do but i suffer from depression and find being at home claustraphobic, soul destrying and incredibly boring

Letmesleepalready Sun 02-Oct-16 17:29:21

wizzywig flowers
I do worry I'm depressed or borderline, not just because of the flat, but I don't feel I can see a GP about it. Not sure why I feel reluctant as they would probably help and make life a lot easier...

SallyR0se Sun 02-Oct-16 17:32:35

I know what you're saying. Our flat is tiny & so hard to keep tidy. We don't even have tonnes of stuff but it gets everywhere... I wonder what would happen if I just binned everything Kondo-style.
I remember renting a lovely white room in a friend's house, between finding somewhere more permanent. I had just the basics (rest of my crap was in my parents garage). Felt so nice for those six weeks. Went to bed cosy & content. Slept well. Wore nice clothes every day. Ate well, went out on my bike daily. She had a power shower, which was lovely. Felt like I was on holiday, but it was my life!
I'd love my current place to be like that. Having a husband doesn't make it easy, but at least I haven't got kids making mess. So, I deffo agree that surroundings & mental health, whichever way round it works, are linked.

Letmesleepalready Sun 02-Oct-16 17:38:19

I've always had too much stuff for the space available, but since having kids have got rid of lots of my things just for their stuff to overtake the nice free space. Feels like I'm in a losing battle!

littlemissneela Sun 02-Oct-16 18:42:26

First get a carbon monoxide alarm, just in case.

My mum has depression and it wasn't until we went away camping as a family and she said she felt the most relaxed she had felt for a long time, that I put two and together. Her home is cluttered. She has my brothers stuff from when he left. She has the stuff from her parents house. She is also given lots of things that are too good to throw away. I think the constant stuff all around, everywhere she looks, is making her feel the way she is. As well as other things, but its not helping.

Try doing one small thing a day. All those small things might not look like much, but after a week or so, you will suddenly notice a difference. One house hold blog I read about how to get on top of the mess said to start by keeping your kitchen sink clean. Its such an odd thing, but it does help.
Maybe have a look at your friends house and see just what it is like. Take photos and see if you can recreate that look at home. If they have a tidy place, maybe having nice baskets on display to hide clutter, and boxes which can go under your bed.
Try and empty a drawer of crap once a week. I have several blush but when I get on top of them, I love having specific things in certain drawers.

I hope thats of some help smile

littlemissneela Sun 02-Oct-16 18:47:22

Oops, sorry the friends house was Sallys friends place. blush

Letmesleepalready Sun 02-Oct-16 18:52:09

Thanks! I've bought a timer this weekend to try and do the little at a time approach, instead of nothing at all!
I think we need to set a tidying up time for all of us, but I find it hard to keep on top of it, so it's not done regularly. Might try it with the timer and I'm thinking of having some cards with the major culprits so I can be very specific, instead of just telling the kids to tidy up.

Letmesleepalready Sun 02-Oct-16 18:54:59

I also have a couple of tidy friends, and kid myself that it's because they have more room, but really I'm just messy and haven't managed to teach the kids to be any better! DH is the tidiest but usually tired after work.

SallyR0se Sun 02-Oct-16 21:49:47

Yes, my friend was very clean as well as tidy & I think it rubbed off on me at the time. She'd scrub the whole house down every Sunday morning. When I had the lovely white bedroom I tended to put my clothes away, have a place for everything. Also I never ate toast or even drank a cup of tea in that bedroom. Now, I can be found under the duvet with a tub of Ben & Jerry's!

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