As someone with a mental illness, you understand how challenging it can be to maintain a tidy home. It's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and unmotivated to clean and organize. However, keeping a clean and organized home can have a positive impact on your mental health, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms.
To make home organization more manageable, consider implementing a 10-minute daily home organization routine. This simple routine can help you maintain a tidy and organized home without feeling overwhelmed. Here's how to get started:
Choose a Time: First, choose a time that works best for you. It can be in the morning before work, during a lunch break, or in the evening before bed. Pick a time that you know you can commit to daily.
Create a Checklist: Make a list of small tasks that you can complete in 10 minutes or less. This could include making the bed, putting away clean dishes, wiping down surfaces, or decluttering a small area.
Set a Timer: Use a timer to keep yourself accountable and focused. Set the timer for 10 minutes and work on completing the tasks on your checklist until the timer goes off.
Reward Yourself: After completing your 10-minute daily routine, reward yourself with something that you enjoy. This could be watching a TV show, reading a book, or simply taking a break.
By implementing a 10-minute daily home organization routine, you can make home organization more manageable and improve your mental health. Remember, it's okay to start small and build up your routine over time. Celebrate your progress and be kind to yourself on the days when you may not be able to complete the full 10 minutes.