Regular cleaning is good for your heart and soul
Besides the satisfaction of having a clean home environment, research has shown how cleaning is the new “therapy” for many. After a long day at work, the last thing we would want to do at home is to clean. However, there are a couple of reasons why regular cleaning is good for your heart and soul, even though it is perceived to be more mundane and tedious than stimulating and relaxing.
- Cleaning Creates Relief from Clutter
Imagine coming home to unwashed kitchen dishes, an overflowing laundry basket, piles of old random junk that occupies unnecessary floor spaces. Clutter at home is both visually and viscerally stressful and distasteful. We all want to stay in a home that makes us feel comfortable and at peace. The only way to go about it is to clean our homes regularly.
- Cleaning as Exercise
The act of cleaning means it gets you additional exercise, which releases stress-relieving, mood-lifting endorphins. Moving up and down the stairs, scrubbing floors, windows and table surfaces, carrying and re-arranging furniture, is also a great method to burn calories and an alternative to other cardiovascular activities like running. Furthermore, you can achieve both benefits of cleaning and exercise, which is favourable for people with especially hectic, urban lifestyles.
- Cleaning as Achieving a Sense of Empowerment
Cleaning also allows you to experience a sense of mastery and control over your immediate environment, as you will realise you can exercise the capacity to keep it clean, organised and pleasant, if you want to. A sense of individual empowerment is one of the mental benefits of cleaning that adds great value to everyone’s daily lives.
- Cleaning as Counting your Blessings
Count your blessings, display your gratitude, as we restructure the mess in your house. You can complain or begrudge, seeing it a burden to perform regularly, or you can realise how fortunate you are to have a home to clean. Whether you are washing dishes, sorting out a stack of laundry, or scrubbing our bathroom fixtures away, be appreciate of how you have a home to make spick and span of.
- Cleaning as Meditation
You can also incorporate mindfulness into cleaning, as the cleaning process can be an apt period for you to cast away negative, burdensome thoughts accumulated during the day, and instead, focus your attention on the act of cleaning. When cleaning is regarded and practised as meditation, you will be able to attain a calmer, more lucid frame of mind at the end of it.
Regular cleaning will expand your overall well-being and happiness by creating an environment that supports good health for yourself and your loved ones. The next time you have to clean, adopt this positive outlook and you will certainly reap the many intangible benefits of cleaning your home. Bio-home’s natural and delicate laundry detergent shall be your friendly companions to assist you in your therapeutic cleaning!
For some easy to follow methods on how to handle your laundry to make the process as smooth and therapeutic as possible, visit our Complete Laundry Guide here.