Many people find cleaning more of a hardship than relaxation, but there are many reasons why cleaning can be a great stress reliever. Some of these reasons have to do with the process of cleaning, and some have to do with the end results of your cleaning efforts.
Some of the following tips may just make you want to clean the next time you feel stressed.
Cleaning Aids Relief From Clutter
Clutter can be a constant source of stress. The stress of being surrounded by clutter often isn’t realised until the clutter is removed and we feel the relief of being clutter-free. Start small; the clutter didn’t accumulate over night. Break down jobs to smaller, manageable tasks. The satisfaction of completing each small task is motivation to keep going.
Clean With Music
Turn your cleaning into a mini party. Music can be used to bring a more positive state of mind keeping depression and anxiety at bay. Cleaning while listening to music can make it a much more enjoyable task. Listen to your favourite music and you may actually work faster and have the job done quicker.
Exercise While Cleaning
If cleaning is done right it can have an added bonus of giving you a little exercise which is a great stress reliever. Running up and down stairs, carrying items from room to room and scrubbing floors and windows can burn extra calories, release endorphins and help blow of steam.