What do you do when you’ve grown tired of looking around your home and finding it messy, dirty, and disorganized? It’s easy for people to rationalize about not keeping up with their chores. For example, lately, you’ve been way too busy with duties at work or school, or you just don’t feel in the mood. That’s perfectly understandable!
So, if it’s been tough to get motivated to clean up your room or your home, here are some tips to help you get started finding the motivation you need to beautify your home today.
1. Begin by adopting a more positive attitude
Grumpy people will not tend to be very motivated to make positive changes in their home or room, after all. But simmering in your own stressful emotions doesn’t get you very far.
2. Think small
You can begin by motivating yourself to do easy tasks that won’t take too much time. When you see how easy it is to get one thing done, this will give you the confidence to do more cleaning. Results build into new results in this way and before you know it, your home will become more immaculate day by day.
3. Open your focus
When you think of the bigger picture, it can be a powerful motivator. How about preparing for the next time your parents or in-laws are coming for a visit? Or, imagine how your life will be easier when your home or room is so clean and organized that you no longer lose things or feel grossed out by the mess!
4. Calculate your available time
If you only have about 30 minutes once or twice a week, such as on Saturdays and Wednesdays because of how your work schedule and other tasks are arranged, then this will give you the motivation to do as much as you can with the limited minutes at your disposal.
5. Go on a break when you finish cleaning a section of your room or your house
Rewarding yourself makes your accomplishment more appealing. And when your home is nice and clean, it will be easier to relax as you take your breaks.
6. Finish what you start
If you only clean half of a room, how do you know when you’ll find time to complete the job? It’s best to do it all in one fell swoop. A good way to address this problem is to start your cleanup sessions by selecting the easiest tasks first. After you tackle those smaller ones, the larger ones won’t seem so daunting.
7. Give yourself a reward for a job well done
Go out for a night on the town with your friends, or enjoy dinner with your significant other after you have successfully cleaned up your living space.
It’s Not Glamorous to Clean Your House, But Neatening it Up Will Make You Feel Much Better! Motivation to clean up your home may not be the most exciting challenge, but it’s all the more necessary when you consider the alternative: living in a cluttered space that makes you anxious and less motivated to invite people over to socialize.