Even with an Adèle Express Pro to take care of your regular housekeeping, you will still have to face some household chores. And, just about every day. You might as well accept these chores and see the bright side. Sound good? Housework is, in fact, one of the recommended activities for people with anxiety disorders. Especially for people with difficulty sleeping. The Headspace meditation app specialists propose light housework when you’re having trouble sleeping. Doing an activity as banal as emptying the dishwasher or storing the cushions of your living room can allow you to get in touch with your state of mind. You can more easily feel sensations, such as fatigue or happiness.
So it’s possible to turn your daily chores into pleasant moments. You will benefit quickly. Here is why housekeeping is therapeutic.
1. Taking Control
Unfortunately, there are many aspects of life you can’t control. Life is filled with good and bad surprises that are totally outside of your influence. However, you have control over the state of your home. When you feel overwhelmed by stress or swamped by your to-do list, follow this advice. Choose a cupboard, a drawer or a basket of items and sort it. Doing a small task (preferably to completion) will give you an immediate sense of accomplishment. Plus, your cupboard will never be so clean and tidy. As a bonus, play your favourite music playlist to make the moment enjoyable and 100% productive.
2. Sleep Better in a Tidy Space
Mental and physical health requires quality sleep. We know a calm and quiet environment is essential for rest, but what about a mess? You sleep with your eyes closed, but it’s essential to have a tidy space to sleep in. Arianne Huffington, the founder of The Huffington Post‘s book The Sleep Revolution, says, “A lot of what keeps us awake is the mess in our minds. The clutter in our physical space creates stress by reminding us of what’s not done yet.” Regular tidying of your bedroom adds to your evening routine and promotes a night of deep sleep.
3. A Moment for Reflection
Replace feelings of frustration with your messy and clutter, with feelings of gratitude. Realize how lucky you are to have a house to clean up and a family that needs your care. We often hear that focusing on what we have and not what we want is the secret to well-being. Take advantage of your house cleaning moments to test this theory. Your discontent will quietly turn into a positive feeling of fullness and satisfaction in your home.
4. Clean up Your Ideas
Cleaning up your house allows you to tidy up your mind and ideas. Starting slowly, unclutter the 5 main rooms before tackling drawers and baskets filled with keys, coins, papers, etc. Although some items are hidden in boxes or closets, they take up space in your mind. Reducing your mental inventory of goods can be a relief. In your daily routine, it’s important to tidy up and organize what you used during the day before going to bed. That way, every morning is a new beginning with new goals. By waking up day after day in the clutter of the day before, you may feel discouraged to get started. Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Cleaning up your space is the first step towards a more productive and happy life!
5. Connect with Nature
Nature is may seem far when you live in the city, but it’s still important to open the windows and remember that there is more to see than the inside of your home. Especially in winter, we tend to lock ourselves in and miss out on the benefits of fresh air. Opening your windows cleans the air in your home and eliminates the majority of allergens. The hot air of summer will encourage you to go out and do activities. Cold air in winter can remind you of the comfort of your home and eliminate the odour and dryness of electric heating. If you don’t live alone, wait until everyone in your family is there to air the place out. Everyone will feel all the benefits. After all, well-being comes through the happiness of others too.
The secret of all these techniques is to stay aware of what you do during your daily chores. See these moments as opportunities to reconnect with your ideas and get new ideas. We can help you reduce chores by taking care of your regular housekeeping. By having a trusted company responsible for your house cleaning, you will find true peace of mind.
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