Let’s talk about why cleaning is so crucial to our mental health. There are 2 main points I will touch on:
We all know a cluttered room is a cluttered mind!
Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson explains that we must fix the things that we repeat every day. Peterson applies this mindset to cleaning our spaces overall.; Peterson believes in broadening the limits of our being to not just our physical body, but the physical space in which we reside. This means that the mundane tasks we do every day, such as getting out of bed, are concepts to be optimized to improve mental well-being.
So, when we get out of bed, the first thing we do is make the bed. After washing your face, instead of leaving the towel on the floor, collect used towels in a hamper instead. These are small tasks Peterson believes anyone can do every day to improve our overall mental health.
Peterson explains that these small changes that occur in our everyday routines are essential. Why? Because of a ripple effect.
Beyond cleaning our rooms while we get ready in the mornings, what are the best practices for cleaning/organizing our spaces overall?
Ultimately, cleaning is a TANGIBLE way to improve your overall well-being. As we know, a clean home is a happy mind. And if you don’t know this by experience, try cleaning your space more often and seeing how this impacts your mood!