Here’s How Cleaning Relieves Stress

Good news: you can make your place look better and find stress relief all at the same time. Licensed psychologist, Dr. Sal Raichbach explains, “Where you live is an extension of yourself, and it feels good to come home to a place that is tidy and organized. Even people who don’t enjoy cleaning find that if they approach it as a form of self-care instead of a chore, it can be very therapeutic.” Elizabeth Su, a life coach and mindfulness expert adds, “Cleaning can be a beautiful practice of non-attachment and realizing that we are not defined by the things around us. You can learn a lot about yourself by the simple act of de-cluttering and paying attention to what things truly hold meaning in your life.” Also, the physical act of cleaning actually forces you to focus on something other than stress—so get dusting.