Have you ever thought that cleaning was a chore, it was more of a pain than any real benefit to you? You might then be surprised that cleaning is actually good for you. Living in a cleaner environment reduces the chances of exposure to harmful bugs and germs that can and do cause serious health risks. The air that you breathe is more polluted on the inside of our homes than on the outside; this is a scary thought that we could be putting the health of our family in harm’s way if you don’t clean your home.
It is important to clean our homes; after all as adults, it is part of the process that comes with looking after our families; taking care of the jobs which come with that responsibility is keeping the homes we live in, clean.
For me cleaning is part of who I am, if I don’t have a clean home I feel as if I am letting my family down; after all I work from home, I can see the dirt build up if I don’t keep on top of it. I always feel that I don’t clean enough and that is difficult to deal with, but that has roots in with the depression that I suffer with and is a subject for another day.
However, I know that cleaning makes my home a nicer place to live, it gives me that glow deep inside when I know my home is clean. I feel a sense of pride if my home is clean, when it gets dirty the pride I feel disappears and I then feel guilty and of being less than adequate, it makes me feel ashamed, to a point where it makes it harder for me to go out.
Exercise, the more we move, the more exercise we are getting the better we can feel. There are ways that technology has reduced how we clean and I wonder if this is not adding to the increasing waistlines that are everywhere. I do feel better after I have done something around the home, it increases my heart rate, and if it is a cold day, it warms me saving the need to put the heating on.
I also have a germ phobia, I think they are living in every part of my home, the thought of these growing sends shivers down my spine and I want to do everything in my power to ensure the fewer of these in my home as possible. However, I don’t want to pollute the atmosphere or damage my own lungs by using too harsh chemicals around the home. The more natural the better, but without the high cost of some of the natural manufactured cleaners.
The Positives From Cleaning
If you consider the positive points that you can get from cleaning, it can and does have a positive effect on your health and those around you. I am not talking about obsessive cleaning, but for me that does sound good; I am taking about just keeping on top of those basic tasks that makes your home feel good and makes you feel proud.
Those good feelings are positive, they make you feel positive and they can stimulate a better feeling making you want to do more. Cleaning can give you a purpose; it might sound odd, but having something to do, for some people it can keep them going and inspire them to do more.
The feelings I get when my home is clean is contagious, I have a more positive outlook on life and that is important. Clutter and dirt can aggravate and set off negative thoughts and feelings, making the process of cleaning even more difficult, keeping on top of the cleaning can help to keep those unhappy thoughts away.
Therefore, if you have wondered why you must clean and the fact that it is a never-ending task, not only can it improve the health of your family but also it is good mentally for your own health and well-being, giving you a sense of purpose and pride.