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Household Chores That Can Have A Soothing Effect

Here is how to get the most out of mundane chores.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed and frazzled when days get hectic and busy. That is why it is important to take time to reset and relax. There are many self-care practices you can try, like enjoying a hot bath or having a spa day, that could do wonders to help you de-stress. However, if your schedule is tight, you may not have the time to indulge in such activities. However, there are certain chores you do on a daily basis that could help put you in a relaxed state of mind. These tasks can also be beneficial to do when you find it difficult to quiet the mind. Here are some daily tasks that can have a soothing effect.

Washing the dishes

Washing the dishes is a daily task most people have to do every day. For some, this can be a pesky issue to get done with quickly after enjoying a meal. However, it can also be an extremely soothing activity to do when you are stressed and need to take a mental break. Mindfully washing dishes can also help calm the mind. This is because it is almost a contemplative practice that could promote a positive state of mindfulness. This meditative method brings the focus and attention to the present moment.

Making your home clutter-free

Achieving a state of relaxation can be the motivation you need if you need encouragement to take the time to make your home clutter-free. A cluttered space can feel daunting and stressful, according to some studies. Tidying up, even a little bit, could make you feel less stressed. It could also help to clear your mind to be able to think through a situation you need to solve.

Cleaning your home

Cleaning the inside of your pantry or vacuuming the floor are some activities that can help to reduce stress. Cleaning your home requires a little planning and movement of the body. Both these essential ingredients can help you feel more relaxed. It could even help to uplift your mood. Working through each task mindfully helps you stay focused on the task at hand.  Running around the house, carrying items from room to room, and cleaning the windows and floors can help you burn calories, release endorphins, and help you get rid of pent-up energy that needs to be released.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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