Using Spring Cleaning to Clear Your Mind

Human beings are fragile, and now more than ever, it seems we all might need a break to clear our minds. With much of the world self-isolating due to rising concerns about the coronavirus, it’s easy to find yourself focusing on the news and social media while clutter and unfinished projects pile up around you. Isolation is known to drain our energy and even affect our mental health. Sometimes a change of environment can do wonders because it helps us to focus on our well-being. With spring right around the corner, let’s take a look at some self-care tasks that go hand-in-hand with spring cleaning that can help us create a space that brings us peace and enjoyment. Focus on the Arrangement of Items Seasonal depressive disorder, anxiety and even empty nest syndrome can take their toll on your well-being. Your surroundings, such as clutter, can only add to those…

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12 Tips for Cleaning With Depression

Let’s talk about one of the more shameful and embarrassing effects of depression. The inability to clean. Cleaning with depression is hard! I’ve been pretty open with the effect that anxiety and depression have had on my life, especially when I was in my 20s. I coudn’t clean. I just couldn’t. The only thing that got me to clean my apartment was a notice on my apartment door that Maintenance would be spraying the complex for bugs or inspecting something. I was sure that if they saw my mess I’d get evicted and that type of Anxiety overrides Regular Anxiety and Regular Depression. My first apartment looked like something out of hoarders. There were bags of trash everywhere, crusty stains on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink that had been in there for no joke – 6 months. Going to the dumpster behind my complex was so difficult for…

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