Episode 68: How to Not Hate Housework – 3 Practical Tips to Almost Enjoy Cleaning

In Episode 68 of the Meant to Bloom Podcast I share a few of the ways I make housework a little more fun.

Pre work – perspective: WHY do it, WHAT sucks about it?

Who are you cleaning for? Your aunt Susie or your most important people?

Hack your playlist – play songs you can’t sit still to. 

According to The Guardian: “music has been shown to improve both productivity and cognitive performance, especially in adults. Listening to music can help people manage anxiety, become motivated and stay productive. You just need to know how to make the right playlist.

They suggest that you use “a trick from music therapy. The concept is known as the iso principle, which is a technique therapists use to alter the mood of a patient. The therapist will match music to how the patient is feeling, and then gradually alter the songs to achieve the desired mood state.”

Hack your aromatherapy – use purposeful smell good products. 

Citrus scents, peppermint, cypress 

According to Healthline: “Other essential oils that claim to boost energy levels, mood, and focus ; cinnamon, boosts energy ; eucalyptus, stimulates the brain and improves energy.”

Hack the chore – declutter so there’s less to clean. (get my quick start guide

I have to give a shout out to my girl,Allie Casazza. I can’t talk about decluttering without mentioning the woman who changed my mom-life through this concept. She applies this to a lot more than your stuff, but today, for the sake of housework, we’re talking about a minimalist mindset.

Your things take up your time – Allie, so give a good thought to the things that you’re allowing to take up that precious time of yours. Protect your energy – your things take your energy to take care of, to maintain, to look at and feel disgust. It’s energy, and it should be precious to you. 

There you have it, hack your mind, hack your senses, hack your home and stop hating housework so dang much. I love you friend – go to brittniclarkson.com/declutter to get my quick declutter guide and get started today.

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