It is a commonly held belief that a clean room helps one maintain a healthy mind, but what happens when you can’t find the energy to keep your space neat and organized? Many individuals that find themselves unable to keep their space tidy, watching the dirty dishes and unwashed clothes pile up, may seem lazy to others.
However, there is often an underlying reason for a messy room that can’t seem to be picked up. Messy rooms are one of the many ways depression can manifest itself, and understanding the link between depression and messiness can help those struggling get help.
When your room or house is messy, how does it make you feel? For most people, messiness harms their emotions, making them feel anxious and depressed.
However, even though messiness can cause these negative feelings, individuals who struggle with depression may struggle to find the energy to clean their space. Therefore, the messy area causes depression, but the person cannot clean the room because of their depression. This is the paradox that leads to more trouble.