Published: 26/04/2020Spring: time to refresh, reboot, and re-energise.
The sun is shining, the daffodils are blooming and the birds are chirping. Spring is in the air.
Now is a great opportunity to indulge in a major bout of Spring cleaning: an activity proven to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
It's also a great way to get some exercise as vacuuming, for example, gives you the same level of activity as hiking or using a rowing machine at the gym. Even better, if you consciously extend and stretch to dust all those hard-to-reach places or, ramp it up another notch, by cranking up the music and vacuuming to a beat.
If though, you try to do all your deep cleaning in one weekend, you’ll quickly get overwhelmed. Make lists and break it up into easy to manage chunks, room-by-room or surface-by-surface; it won’t then feel like such a marathon.
These tasks may seem trivial but they can make all the difference to your enforced confinement. Your environment is often a reflection on how you feel inside, so by cleaning and clearing the space in your home, you will also start to clear your mind of clutter as well. Spring cleaning is extremely cathartic, so grab the Detol and the Marigolds, and touch the elbow grease into gear.