At Guests on Earth, we believe that cleaning is an untapped wellness activity. Beyond a state of mind, there are are intentional product and design choices we make to maximize this part of your day, like our signature aromatherapy essential oil blends and our calming aesthetic design choices. The knowledge that you are using products that are safer for yourself, your family and the environment adds peace of mind.
Beyond these wellness cues, music plays a significant role in our mindset and mood, which is why we've just released our first Playlist on Spotify: Desert Dawn, part of our STREAM & CLEAN Music Series. Check it out here, and read on below to learn about the wellness benefits of listening to music while you clean. In this blog post, we're focusing on three ways it can improve your mental health and productivity. So, grab your headphones and let's get into the groove!
1. The Mood Elevator: Enhancing Mental Health
Cleaning can sometimes feel like a chore, but music has the magical power to transform it into an enjoyable experience. Here's how it can boost your mental health:
Stress Reduction: Cleaning can be a stressful task, especially when you have a lot on your to-do list. Music, however, has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Studies show that listening to your favorite tunes triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural mood enhancers. As you dance with your mop and sing along with your scrubbing brush, you'll find your stress melting away.
Mindfulness and Focus: Music can help you stay present and mindful while cleaning. The rhythm and melodies engage your brain, making you less likely to become distracted by negative thoughts. This mindfulness can enhance your cleaning efficiency while keeping your mental health in check.
Enhanced Creativity: Listening to music can stimulate creativity. The tunes and lyrics can inspire you to approach your cleaning tasks with a fresh perspective, turning mundane chores into creative outlets. You might discover innovative ways to organize, decorate, or declutter your space, boosting your mental well-being in the process.
2. Powering Up Productivity
Cleaning effectively requires focus and energy, both of which can be significantly improved by the presence of music. Here's how it can boost your productivity:
a. Tempo and Energy: Choose songs with a tempo that matches the pace you want to maintain during your cleaning session. Upbeat tunes can provide you with an energy boost, making it easier to tackle even the most daunting cleaning tasks. Slow, soothing melodies can help you maintain a calm and steady rhythm when organizing or dusting.
b. Time Management: Music can act as a time management tool. Create playlists with a set duration, and challenge yourself to complete specific tasks within that timeframe. The music will serve as a subtle reminder to stay on track, encouraging you to complete your cleaning tasks more efficiently.
c. Motivation and Satisfaction: A well-timed anthem can be just the motivational push you need to start or finish a cleaning project. As you scrub, mop, and organize, the satisfaction of completing a task to the backdrop of your favorite music can be a powerful motivator, encouraging you to take on more significant cleaning challenges.
3. Creating a Sanctuary: A Balanced Approach
The harmonious relationship between cleaning and music doesn't just stop at improving your mental health and productivity. It can also help you create a sanctuary in your home:
a. Personalizing Your Space: Listening to your favorite music while cleaning helps you feel more connected to your living space. As you invest time and effort into cleaning with your beloved songs, your home becomes a reflection of your personality and tastes, enhancing your overall sense of well-being.
b. Inviting Positive Energy: Music has the power to uplift your spirits and invite positive energy into your home. By associating cleaning with joy, you'll create an environment where you can thrive mentally and emotionally.
c. A Peaceful Aftermath: The reward of listening to music while cleaning is the peaceful aftermath. When your space is clean and organized, and your mental health is uplifted, you can truly relax and enjoy your home to the fullest.
Have a listen to our latest Desert Dawn playlist for an upbeat mood-booster and leave a comment if you have any suggestions for the playlist!
What's your ideal soundtrack to cleaning?