How Cleaning and Organizing Can Benefit Your Mind and Body
by Elizabeth Bacharach
April 7, 2022
Dusting, disinfecting, and decluttering on a regular basis can boost your mood, increase your focus, and double as low-intensity cardio. Read on to learn the secret to scoring these perks.
There’s nothing quite like coming home (or maybe just closing your laptop) after a long day of work and…cleaning.
Yes, you read that right.
While some people may exercise to destress or turn to meditation when feeling overwhelmed, I channel my inner Monica Geller and get to work dusting, discarding, disinfecting, and reorganizing my apartment. But I don’t need to be in a mental funk to start reorganizing my kitchen drawers with enthusiasm. I’ve actually been very into cleaning and organizing since an embarrassingly young age. Only now as an adult, however, have I realized that it’s actually my favorite form of self-care.