I want to write about a subject that has come to my attention causing me to realize I used to do the same thing. It is called ‘Angry Cleaning’. It seemed it was the only way I could get motivated to clean. Here are some of my reasons to ‘Angry Clean’
- Someone has coerced me into doing something I didn’t want to do.
- Having financial problems.
- When I felt someone has done me wrong.
- Health problems.
- Family not helping me out with something that I cannot do alone.
- When I had roomates it would be when they messed up what I just cleaned up
- Lastly at myself for letting my house get so cluttered and dirty that I would start throwing things out the door.
Do you notice that the first five have NOTHING to do with cleaning house. Interesting and yet there are so many that use ‘Angry Cleaning’ as a method to clean their house.
I am so glad that I am past all of that stuff now. It did take some work but now my life has been the most consistent in the last three years and I don’t ‘Angry Clean’ anymore.
I came to the conclusion you can have bad habits or good habits and the funny thing is both take the same amount of energy. So the next step is how bad do you want to turn a bad habit into a good one?
There has to be some form of circumstance that forces change. Many don’t wake up and say “I am not going to do this anymore.” It has been working on the subconscious for some time. Then a crisis occurs and that is when there becomes that window of opportunity to change.
The best way to get out of this cycle is to begin with simple habits you do each day every day so that the ‘Angry Cleaning’ becomes a non issue. A person can use up so much energy and it is taxing on the immune system.
Practicing Nine Habits Each Day Every Day that is the core of my system influenced by Flylady and other experiences. The system is ‘Dance Till You FLY! mw’. FLY stands for First Love Yourself. The system is all dance related theme to get our endorphins going that are healthy.
We simply cannot be cleaning all of the time. I certainly do not want to. I found a way that has worked for me for the past 3 years and much of it has become automatic.
The most important habit you can do for yourself is give yourself ‘Quality Breaks’. This doesn’t mean sitting in front of the computer. It doesn’t give you a change to relax. A ‘quality break’ is using the timer and doing something enjoyable like taking a nap, having a snack break, playing with your pets. When I started doing that, I began to have more joy in my life. No longer is ‘Angry Cleaning’ needed.
Dance Till You FLY! mw