New Year, New Cleaning Routine: Establish Healthy Habits

Lifestyleby Ankita Tripathy30 December 2023

New Year is, for most people, a time of opportunity and renewal. It’s a time when many people reflect on their lives and think about how they could enhance them. This time around, we’ll focus on improving the living space with a thoughtful cleaning routine.

With benefits ranging from a tidy and comfortable home to personal well-being, it’s no wonder that this is a common goal for many. Crafting a reasonable housekeeping routine can help set the stage for a successful year ahead. To help you establish your routine, here’s some advice from the experts at Hire A Maid on what to consider when planning it.

Setting Realistic Goals

When it comes to crafting a routine that’s not just efficient but also manageable, the main focus should be on setting realistic goals. This means that your goals should be clear and achievable and that they work with your lifestyle. Start by thinking about your day-to-day schedule, energy levels, and other commitments, and then tailor the routine to fit into your life seamlessly. With this approach, you are more likely to achieve your goals without having home maintenance become a source of stress.

The Power Of Habit Formation

They may look similar from the outside, but a chore and a habit are two completely different things. Habits form through consistent action with a pinch of patience, so some discipline is usually necessary at the beginning. However, you’ll gradually form a habit, and these actions will become second nature. Start by incorporating everyday home cleaning tasks into your daily routine, and designate specific times for them to help create a sense of predictability.

Balancing Cleaning & Daily Life

The goal is to achieve a consistently clean and tidy living environment, yes, but if you put too much on yourself, you are more likely to get overwhelmed than create a routine you can follow. Strive for a balance that allows you to keep your space neat without sacrificing all your free time. If you live with others, involve them and make cleaning a shared responsibility. Although creating a routine that includes more people may be tricky, it can also be a way to make it more fun and reduce the burden.

Maintaining Momentum

Establishing a new routine may be exciting, but keeping the momentum of it throughout the year can be a challenge, especially as the novelty of the New Year fades. To keep the motivation, set small and achievable milestones and celebrate them. If you start feeling fatigued, switch up your routine or introduce something new to it. And remember, it’s okay to have off days. What matters is getting back on track.

Overcoming Common Obstacles

Even the best-laid plans can encounter obstacles. For example, you’re likely to face days when you simply have no time or energy to spare. This is completely normal, and the solution is to make a routine that can work long-term even if days like these happen. Anticipate these challenges, and have strategies ready. Focus on staying flexible and forgiving with yourself. It’s not perfection that is the goal – consistency is.

Adapting To Life’s Changes

Our lives are constantly evolving, which means every routine of ours should adapt accordingly. Whether it’s a change in work schedule, a new family member, or a move to a different home, you should be ready to reassess and adjust your routine, even if it means relying on help for these tasks. As with overcoming obstacles, flexibility is crucial. It’s important for your routine to easily fit into your life, whatever new circumstances may arise.

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Ankita Tripathy

Ankita Tripathy loves to write about food and the Hallyu Wave in particular. During her free time, she enjoys looking at the sky or reading books while sipping a cup of hot coffee. Her favourite niches are food, music, lifestyle, travel, and Korean Pop music and drama.

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