If you’re dealing with higher-than-usual levels of anxiety and stress as of recently, you’re not alone.
How do you know if you’re stressed?
If things are getting too much, you might experience a lot of angst or feel irritable and overwhelmed. There are also physical symptoms of stress, including shallow breathing, muscle tension, or headaches. You might also have trouble sleeping or are unable to enjoy yourself because negative thoughts are racing through your mind and you can’t fully relax.
What can you do to de-stress?
If you want to feel less stressed, you might reach for a good book, lay out your yoga mat, or put your walking boots on. While these are all effective and enjoyable ways to combat anxiety, there is another way to make yourself feel calmer, that you might not have considered…
According to research, cleaning is a great stress-relieving activity. Researchers have found that tidying our homes and getting organized can have a positive impact on our mental health.
Why is cleaning good for your mental health?
When anxious or stressed, we tend to move towards repetitive behaviours, including cleaning. That’s because it gives us control over our own environment. We all have to accept certain situations but we don’t have to accept an unclean home – that’s something we can control.
If there’s a lot on your mind and a lot of clutter in your home, you’re more likely to feel stressed and bogged down. And so, by decluttering your space, you’ll clear your thoughts and deal with any worries more calmly. Plus, putting some tender loving care into your home will make space feel more comfortable to live in.
Completing chores and ticking jobs off your list, can also give you a feeling of accomplishment, which instantly makes you feel happy and boosts your mood. Some people also find cleaning relaxing and that it feels similar to the soothing effects of meditation.
Keeping on top of your cleaning and sanitizing is also a great way to keep yourself occupied, which in turn will help to reduce anxiety – and get rid of those germs!
Need help cleaning your home and clearing your mind?
From the H2O e3™ Multi-Purpose Cleaning System to the H2O HD 5-in-1 Advanced Steam Cleaner, there’s a wide selection of solutions to help you can clean, sanitize and deodorize multiple surfaces around your home. They’re all easy-to-use too and can be moved swiftly from room to room.
Plus, did you know that many of the H2O products can kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria, and viruses? The H2O e3™ Multi-Purpose Cleaning System even kills SARS-CoV-2 the coronavirus that causes COVID19! So, that’s one less thing to worry about.