Finally home influences well-being organized in 2022

Have you ever heard of people who can’t be focused and produce something in a messy or uncomfortable environment? Or has this even happened to you? In fact, these aspects of environments mirror physical and mental health. Psychology experts call this case the person-environment relationship.

“It’s all the ways in which environments influence our feelings, thoughts and behaviors and, in the other direction, all the ways these feelings, thoughts and behaviors affect the environments around us” , says MaΓ­ra Longhinotti Felippe, architect, master in psychology and professor at UFSC (Federal University of Santa Catarina), in an interview for the UOL website.

The feeling of well-being that we feel originates between the exchange of what is expected of the environment and what the environment really is, that is, the more we meet our expectations and the greater the identification with the scenario, the better the feeling.

“We all have our own ‘internal standard’ of how environments are or should be. This is what we call place identity. It’s like an aspect of our own personal identity: there are characteristics that define us as a person, in the same way that there are characteristics that define what we expect or want from an environment” , says MaΓ­ra.

Vera Garcia, a psychiatrist, says that there are people who are not bothered by their messes and manage to reconcile and live well. However, there are also other people who are uncomfortable with the mess and show an exaggerated organization, to the level of getting psychologically sick when something gets out of control.

According to Garcia, there needs to be a balance between these two opposites, “There are individuals who, because they perceive an inability to organize themselves, are immobilized, causing damage to their professional, social and family life. demonstrate exaggerated concern with tidiness and/or cleanliness, feeling profoundly uncomfortable if something is out of place. Often, these are people with obsessive traits or who suffer from OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder” , she says.

The key to all this is to identify what the feeling is with our home. If the answer is bad, it is time to take action and adopt new changes to achieve a better quality of life, which, consequently, will influence other areas, such as professional and personal.

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