Spring is in the air, and whether its a yearly tradition or just the May sun casting an unflattering light on the all dust in your apartment, you might be feeling like it's time for a clean. The concept of spring cleaning is prevalent in pop culture and dates back centuries. While this practice obviously has practical benefits, the mental benefits should not be overlooked:
Springtime cross-culturally is seen as a time of rebirth and growth, and the practice of spring cleaning aligns with this fresh start mentality.
Having a clean, organized living space promotes better focus, mood, energy, and overall well-being. If you work from home, you may find it easier to stay on task without clutter or dirt distracting you!
While it may not be a HIIT level sweat, the act of cleaning also serves as a form of physical activity. Double whammy!
Committing to a task is a great way to shake yourself out of a winter rut. There's nothing worse than being in a funk, so take this as your opportunity to feel like you've accomplished something and get the ball rolling!
Realistically, we're not all homesteaders that have multiple days of free time to gut our houses, so start small! Work on organizing one cupboard at a time and come back to another later. Don't overwhelm yourself trying to Marie Kondo all your possessions — all it takes is 20 minutes at a time to make the space around you (and thus, your headspace) feel a little less shiddy. Happy scrubbing!
Remember to be less shiddy to others, our planet, and yourself.