Apart from the obvious benefits of cleaning, there are many other advantages of cleaning. Some people think of cleaning as another boring job that has to be done. Others, on the other hand, find it as a great stress reliever and kind of an exercise for your body and your mind.
- Meditate while cleaning
The final result of the cleaning is a nice and clutter-free house. This is your reward. But, apart from that, bring in your mindfulness into the cleaning process where you can relax and free your mind. It is kind of mediation and satisfaction you reach at the very end. Yes, the last thing you want to do when you come from work is do more work. But, instead of fighting and refusing to accept the fact that cleaning can bring you some peacefulness, jump into your cleaning clothes and start. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be alone with your thoughts and feel no pressure what so ever. Forget about all those schedules, obligations, tasks, etc. You may get tired physically, but emotionally you will be as good as new.
- Burn calories
The cleaning process can provide you extra exercise, which can be a great way to relieve stress as well. Scrubbing floors and windows, going up and down the stairs is a great way to burn the calories. You can also play your favourite song and make the entire cleaning process entertaining and fun. Sometimes we do not have time to exercise outdoors or at the gym. This is your alternative. End result: clean house and a great figure.
- Save money
How can a clean-up save you some money? Well, sometimes you lose things in all that clutter and you simply forget you have them. So you go and buy new ones to replace them, right? Or, you avoid cooking because your kitchen is too messy and you just don’t have desire to cook there so you eat out. That costs more, right? Therefore, after you get rid of the clutter, everything will be organized and you will know where each item is and what its condition is. Also, you will be motivated to cook in the kitchen whose surfaces are clean, where there is enough space to move around to prepare a delicious meal.
- Find your inner peace
Next time you clean, focus on being thankful for every item you touch. As you wash your clothes, think about your wardrobe and the clothes you have. Be thankful for them. Be thankful for the modern technology, as the machine does the washing job for you. Admire other things you have as you clean them. Some people have so little. You will start to realize how lucky you are that you have something you didn’t have before. You will find your inner peace by reminding yourself that you are blessed for having what you have. Key to a happy life is wanting what you have and not having what you want. Who says that cleaning your house cannot make you intellectually, emotionally and physically stronger?