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Cleaning Your Home Can Greatly Reduce Your Stress Levels, Studies Say

The next time you’re feeling stressed, the best cure may be to do some chores.

If you’re like most people, cleaning the house may probably be the last thing you’d want to do whenever you’re stressed. Most of us want to chill out and so we go out and watch a movie, dine somwhere, play sports with our buddies, hit the gym, or maybe just stay at home to take a nap.

However, a recent study tells us that the act of cleaning can actually be good for our emotional well-being. Indeed, experts have discovered that tidying up can lead to happiness and reduced stress levels.

Sounds strange, you say? Well read on and learn.

In a SmartParenting feature, we hear about a study commissioned by cleaning company Mr. Clean. In the said study, 62 adults ages 25 to 45 were asked to do different kitchen cleaning tasks while wearing a Shimmer device, a gadget that kept track of their involuntary bodily responses such as galvanic skin response (GSR) and heart rate (HR).

According to the researchers, every participant confessed that they felt peace of mind and sense of control while they were busy cleaning. Once they were done, they said they felt “more inspired and proud, less jittery, nervous and hostile.”

Eventually, we learn that 81% of the group gained “a sense of accomplishment after finishing their chores” while 66% admitted that they did “more cleaning than they had originally planned due to the rush they felt while cleaning.”

Furthermore, a 2018 study sponsored by Clorox surveyed 2,000 adults in the US which discovered that people who loved cleaning were happier by 25% more compared with those who did not.

Regular cleaning was also often linked to health benefits such as “improved relaxation, enhanced focus, higher productivity, and even better sleep,” the SP article said.

So yes, next time you’re feeling stressed, remember that the best cure may be to do some chores. Besides, seeing your house really, really messy can just add to your headache.

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Children Definitely Want To Help Out With Home Chores, Several Studies Confirm

Children as young as 14 months want to help out – and we should let them.

Remember how our parents used to involve us so much in house chores back in the days? As parents of today, we should likewise do the same for our children - and there are several studies that prove our young ones are actually more than willing to lend a helping hand.

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Here’s What The 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World Looked Like In Their Prime

Find out why they were considered true wonders of the world back in the day!

These days, a tourist attraction could be anything from a theme park with several fun rides to a crop of flashy casinos in the middle of the desert. However, things were a lot different in ancient times. Back in the day, people were drawn to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World because of their beauty and amazing size.

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Successful Negotiations Mostly Start From Sharing A Plate Of Food

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Sitting down to a meal to talk business, like drinking while negotiating, is common practice around the world. There is probably not a single executive or public official who has never negotiated over a meal.

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