Apart from being a chore and hygienic necessity, spring-cleaning can also be a way to put your life in order. Have you ever notice that tidying up made you feel better? Maybe it also helped you to make up your mind about something. It lifts the proverbial weight off your shoulders and makes you happier. This effect has a scientific explanation.
In Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, Santiago cleans crystal glasses for the merchant, saying that it helps him to clear his thoughts. Agatha Christie came up with the plots for many of her novels when washing dishes. It does work this way.
Our minds are overwhelmed. Many people today work intellectually. Even menial tasks are performed in the office environment, at the desk. This is a usual habitat for a city dweller or a townie. Even our pastimes demand some brainwork – reading, watching films, playing videogames. To reload we need switching to completely different activity. Preferably physical – workout, dances, sports, or… cleaning our house!...