Life can be stressful sometimes, everyone goes through it! Work gets busy, chores pile up on top of projects, school gets distracting, and don’t even mention trying to keep up with a social life. Sometimes it’s just too overwhelming trying to keep up with it all. But there are things you can do around your home almost every day to help you feel like you’re on top of it all! Here are a few home keeping habits you can do everyday to keep yourself in a better mood.
Make your bed
I know, I know, you don’t want to admit that your parents were right, but making your bed can be a calming experience, and seeing a made bed makes you feel more organized. I’m one of those people that has to drag themselves out of the house in the morning, so I understand that it may seem daunting to pick up this habit. But making your bed in the morning will give you a sense of accomplishment and help you feel more organized, which in turn makes you feel less stressed! Who doesn’t love the look of a de-cluttered room?!
Put your laundry away
Whether it’s in the hamper or in your closet, putting your laundry away goes back to the feeling of being organized and less stressed when you look around your room. It’s easy to let clothes sit on the floor or a spare chair, but imagine coming home to a clean space instead of clutter lying around everywhere. Even if it’s clothes, cleaning up these little things can help your mindset in the long run.
Clean your dishes
I know, more chores, but cleaning your dishes right after you are finished with them (or at least putting them in the dishwasher) can help you avoid a dreaded dish pile. Piles and piles of dishes don’t make anyone happy, so you can reduce your stress and frustration by taking care of it before it becomes an issue.
Water your plants
Okay, so this doesn’t need to be done every day necessarily (please consult the internet, I’m not a plant expert). But visiting your little bud-ies (see what I did there?) can help boost your mood, especially if you’re seeing them in good health!
Straighten your workspace
I’m a messy creative, but even I realize the significance of an organized and clean workspace. Dirty coffee cups and crumpled up paper don’t inspire many people to get work done. Taking some time from your day to put and throw things away that don’t belong on your desk can help to motivate you to focus and plow through work without distractions!
I don’t need to remind you, but I’m going to do it anyway, if you are happy and not stressed, it generally leads to an overall healthier life and outlook. Doing these simple, everyday tasks can help you reduce your stress levels and (hopefully) help you live longer. While some stress seems unavoidable, you can take charge of your life daily and tackle these little stress monsters! Happy homekeeping, friends!