You stare at all the clutter and chaos that once was a house, asking yourself, when did this happen? All that mess fatigues you mentally and physically, draining your willpower. The longer you let the mess grow, the less you seem to want to clean—it is a vicious cycle.
You should know you’re not alone in this. It happens to people more often than you think for many different reasons. However, there are ways you can manage to find the motivation to clean, even in easy and rewarding ways. Read on to find out how!
How to motivate yourself to start cleaning
It may not be the easiest thing in the world, but with a bit of effort, you can overcome the dread that seeing all the mess causes. Follow these tips and get to work!
Find your own reason to clean
If knowing about the numerous benefits of cleaning doesn’t cut it for you, find a personal, maybe practical reason to maintain your surroundings clean and tidy.
It doesn’t need to be because you have to, but because you need it, like clearing tabletops or furniture to access your belongings easily. You can even “force” yourself to do it; for example, you can invite a friend or a family member to come over to your house.
Once you start doing it, you’ll find a new sense of control and significance that will help you move forward.
Tackle one area at a time
There is this obsolete idea that everything must be done at once when cleaning. Although some people do it that way, it is unnecessary.
Define places (either by classification, area, or difficulty) that you can tackle in a relatively short time. Your brain will feel the rush of dopamine every time you finish a task, giving you the impulse to keep going—you can even rest between tasks!
Keep the mood going
A great way to make cleaning time easier is by listening to something you like. You can put on a playlist with upbeat songs or one with your favorite themes. Podcasts are also great; you can listen to something interesting or have a good laugh while you clean.
On the other hand, unless you are on a break (still, be careful, though), try to avoid things that might distract you, like social media or your computer. Finish mopping that floor first!
Congratulations! You’ve overcome the obstacles within you and achieved a tidy house!
It was not an easy task, and you deserve acknowledgment and validation for it. So, pamper yourself with a meal at your favorite place or by going out with your friends—you’ve earned it!
This positive reinforcement will improve your disposition to do it again and help you get the discipline you need to make cleaning a habit.
It’s ok to ask for help. Let CHRIStal Clean lend you a hand!
Having a helping hand is a good motivation too. And what better help than professional help? Ask for our special cleaning services, and our reliable cleaning staff will carry on the job with the utmost quality. Besides, our flexible schedules will adapt to whatever you need. Get your free quote now!