You don’t wash the dishes after a meal and they sit in the sink. The bed never gets made, the laundry never gets folded and the rug doesn’t get vacuumed. You see it all as wasted time but you know deep down you are too embarrassed to invite friends over because you haven’t dusted in weeks. The sheets on your bed haven’t been changed in how long? Now we are getting into judgment but there are several issues that bare looking at.
In spiritual terms how you maintain your outer world is reflective of what is going on in your inner world. In health terms it is better to keep mold levels in check, bed bugs out of your bed and allergens at a minimum. In psychological terms it feels emotionally healthier to have some sense of order, calm and hominess. This doesn’t mean you become neurotic and pick up every dust ball but it also doesn’t mean that you never take out the trash under the sink. Balance is healthy. Here are 6 LifeFlow Solutions:
1) Realize you will feel better, healthier and more at ease when you maintain a certain level of order and cleanliness. This is beneficial for your well-being. When you finish take a minute to pat yourself on the back and feel how nice it is to have the mess gone.
2) If you don’t have the money to hire someone to help, find the time. Set aside one hour once or twice a week to clean-up. In a sense this is ‘me’ time because you are creating ‘home’, comfort and a sense of peace to surround yourself with.
3) Find a way to enjoy clean up time by listening to an e-book, your favorite music or a TV show you love. Sing while you clean. Make cookies before and while they cook, clean for that 10 minutes, smelling the wonderful smell. You’ll probably have 3-4 batches to cook so that’s 40 minutes of cleaning (always set a timer).
4) Don’t become a perfectionist. Fold clothes 80% perfectly. It doesn’t matter if underclothes have one or two wrinkles in them when you put them on. I buy 10 pairs of the exact same socks so I know they all match when I fold them.
5) Fine ways to organize. Plastic tubs are great. Have places for everything and then you know where everything belongs. I have a rule that if I haven’t used it in 6 months it goes into the garage. If I haven’t used those things in the garage for 6 months they go to be recycled.
6) Clean with products you endorse or respect. If you are ‘green’ oriented buy organic, pesticide free, toxic free cleaners. If you want to feel ‘at home’ buy something that smells great and makes you happy. Add a small vase with one or two flowers in it to your favorite side table. You are creating beauty and great energy in your home.
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