The Benefits of Rearranging Your Bedroom

The Benefits of Rearranging Your Bedroom

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As someone living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), I have found that the state of my environment can greatly influence my symptoms. Over time, one of the most beneficial practices I have discovered is rearranging my bedroom once it gets stale. Read along as I share how this change helps me; you might experience the same benefits from rearranging your bedroom!

Influence on ADHD Symptoms

My ADHD often makes it difficult for me to focus, especially in cluttered or disorganized spaces. When I rearrange my bedroom, I create an opportunity to declutter and organize. Knowing that I have bigger plans for the space can be effective motivation to speed-clean a messy area. Each item gets a designated spot (or ends up in a doom box), reducing the visual noise.

By changing the layout, I also disrupt the monotony, which keeps my environment stimulating and helps me maintain focus. Admittedly, I’ll probably never master the art of interior feng shui, but I know many use it to guide their bedroom layout changes and create a more peaceful space.

Improvement in Sleep Quality

Sleep has always been a challenge for me. When I just don’t feel tired, it’s nearly impossible to motivate myself to rest—even when I certainly need it. However, I have noticed a significant improvement in my sleep quality after rearranging my bedroom. Perhaps part of that is the physical energy expenditure of moving my furniture, but I don’t think that’s all there is to it.

Firstly, I make it a point to position my bed in a way that doesn’t lead to racing thoughts. I personally avoid facing the door or windows. I also ensure that my bed faces away from my work area, creating a clear distinction between work and rest spaces. This separation has helped my mind associate the bed with sleep, improving my overall sleep hygiene.

Enhancing Productivity

As someone who often works from my bedroom, creating a conducive workspace is crucial. When I rearrange my room, I consider factors such as natural light, proximity to power outlets, and the view from my desk. I have found that a well-planned workspace can increase my productivity significantly. It reduces distractions, ensures comfort, and promotes efficiency. Above all, I make it a point to avoid sitting on my bed while I work—and keeping my desk away from my bed makes doing so easy.

Encouraging a Sense of Control

Living with ADHD can sometimes make me feel like I lack control over my space. Even cleaning can lead to more clutter, and once there’s enough, tackling it feels impossible. However, with motivation, rearranging my bedroom gives me a sense of agency. I get to decide where everything goes, and I can create a space that caters to my needs and preferences. This process is empowering and therapeutic, helping me feel more in control of my environment and, by extension, my ADHD. As a result, I end up rearranging my room more than most, but creating this change in my space is always nice.

Rearranging my bedroom has plenty of personal benefits. It is a tool that helps me manage my symptoms, improve my sleep, and boost my productivity. It also provides an opportunity for self-expression and empowerment. So, if you find yourself struggling with focus, sleep, or productivity, I recommend giving your bedroom a makeover. You might be surprised by the difference it makes!

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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