Use cleaning as a form of therapy

April 26, 2021
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By Julie Short

Mansfield Record

You may have never thought that cleaning and therapy belonging in the same sentence but hear me out. I'll just give you my situation as an example.

It has been a rough week, filled with a roller coaster of emotion, a lot of hard work and way more talking than I am really comfortable with. Day in day out, dealing with complex issues and relationships with others.

I am finally at the end of this week and I have a few hours of free time. I know I need to get some of the mundane chores of life completed but it actually feels like therapy. Cleaning is not rocket science so while puttering away at laundry, dishes and cooking, my mind is free to ponder the week's events and I am still able to accomplish the tasks at hand.

Just one more way to learn to appreciate cleaning!

Julie Short has been married to her husband, Stoney, since 1997. She is currently working on a series of books known as Julie’s Simple Solutions. She is a Mansfield resident, business owner and member of the Mansfield City Council.

Find her book “Cleaning Your House in Minutes a Day” here.

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