This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to you. But, your attitude and outlook is actually greatly impacted by your surroundings. If your home is cluttered and messy, you’re more likely to feel more stressed and frazzled. However, if everything is neatly tucked away in it’s place, you’ll feel less anxious and more on top of things. Makes sense, right?
So, if you’re looking for a few small cleaning tasks you can accomplish in order to improve your entire attitude, look no further! There are a few small habits you can implement everyday in order to improve your entire demeanor.
1. Make the bed.
Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Well, making it first thing in the morning can help to fix that problem!
Making your bed right away—rather than leaving it as a messy pile of sheets and blankets—will put you in the right frame of mind to tackle your day and be productive! Plus, regularly making your bed might actually help you get better quality sleep. A survey completed by the National Sleep Foundation reports that bed-makers are 19% more likely to get a good night’s sleep on any given day.
2. Pick up loose clutter.
Those dishes in the sink, clothes on the floor, coats strewn on your dining chairs, and random mail you have scattered all over your countertops? They only serve to cloud your mindset and make you feel overwhelmed. Plus, all of that clutter can actually slow down your productivity, as you’ll have trouble finding the things you actually need.
So, take a few minutes to go around your house and pick up all of that loose junk. You’ll feel a lot better once it’s done.
3. Do a load of laundry.
Your dirty clothes just keep piling up in the hamper. And, the more that pile grows, the more you’re dreading your upcoming marathon laundry day.
While it might seem easier to save all of your laundry for one day over the weekend, why not save yourself some pain and suffering and do one load here and there? It will decrease that sense of impending dread for one lengthy laundry day. Plus, it will help you feel like you’re accomplishing some housework—even on a really busy day!
4. Make a list.
Life gets busy. And, you likely have one million thoughts racing through your brain at any given time. If you continue to let your brain fill up, you’re going to continue feeling stressed—and probably lose track of something important.
So, take a few minutes to jot down a list of all of those important reminders and facts. It doesn’t need to be any sort of perfectly organized list. Just getting all of your thoughts down on paper will help to clear your mind, and ensure that you don’t forget anything important!
Your environment can have a big impact on your attitude and outlook. So, do a few of these quick habits in order to have a sunny disposition—and a clean and organized home!
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