Stress-Reduction Tip #1: Hire a Cleaner…and don’t feel guilty about it

//Stress-Reduction Tip #1: Hire a Cleaner…and don’t feel guilty about it

I’m a bit of a messy person – not a dirty person, but when my Vata is high, my bedroom looks like a whirlwind of Vata energy has hit it, tossing about clothes, books and shoes. It doesn’t help that when I work, I like to have everything spread around my like a little halo of papers.

And when we are stressed out, its when we need a clean space most but have the least time to create it.  Nothing makes me feel better than a clean, uncluttered space.  Actually, according to Feng Shui, a clutter home displays a cluttered mind – so we’ll say its for my mental health that Ben and I have a cleaner come every two weeks.  For only $40 for a one bedroom, our cleaner Seleina tidies up my life.  Its obviously a luxury, but in reality is only the sacrifice of a dinner out.

Times like yesterday (Ben’s birthday) when I am running around confirming reservations, texting out friends plans and stressing over the cake…and forgetting to blog… that she throws me a life line.  After all the frustration and celebration, it was lovely coming home to a clean space.

I am writing this at the risk of sounding like a brat, but keep in mind I don’t drive a flashy car or carry around designer bags – I do spend most of my pay cheque on organic food and a variety of health practitioners.  Our bodies are our most important asset, and they are worth investing in and caring for, and this includes resting them.  Stress prevents us from good digestion, proper sleep and (very important to me) having health, vibrant skin.  And, high stress not only affects our bodies, but also our relationships.

Ben and I used to share our cleaner with our former neighbors to make her trip to our place worth her while.  Last weekend I caught up with one of them, and she admitted: “I miss Seleina – we used to fight so much less when we had her”.  More time fighting equals less time unwinding.

So, in summation -Stress-reduction Tip #1: Hire a cleaner. Its the best $40 bucks I’ve spent this month.

2012-06-14T17:53:42+00:00 By |Stress|15 Comments

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  1. Ben August 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Seleina could quite possibly be the linchpin to our relationship. At $40 a pop, its the best investment to guard against mental breakdowns and stress.

    Any guilt has been thoroughly “washed” away.

  2. Tiffany jewelry August 7, 2010 at 3:29 am - Reply

    I completely agree with you.Sometimes I feel that I have stress because of so much work load of house and I think now it is necessary to hire a cleaner for some days.I like your post as this is also useful for me.

  3. Kristen August 7, 2010 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Lol – I know its sound bratty – but I’m glad you guys agree with me. A clean space is a clear mind!

  4. translation services September 28, 2010 at 7:29 am - Reply

    If we are good position in the life and not managing the work at the home and felling exhausted than its good to have the servant for the home.As we will get time from making the things and will concentrate to our office work and other issues.

  5. Debt Advice October 25, 2010 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Many healthy people use meditation as a way to relax the body and reduce stress. But meditation may also be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that can be aggravated by stress.

    • kristen October 26, 2010 at 6:54 am - Reply

      Yes, hiring a cleaner is definitely only one stress-reducing tip. Meditation is much more…ahem, holistic? Though not as easy! It takes much practice and discipline.

  6. payday loan October 26, 2010 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Stress prevents us from good digestion, proper sleep and very important to him having health, vibrant skin. And, high stress not only affects our bodies, but also our relationships.

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    Their bodies are their most important asset and they are worth investing in and care, and that includes them rest. Stress prevents us good digestion, good sleep and health of living skin. And high stress affects not only our bodies but also our relationships.

  8. sell gold January 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    When you are in good position in life and non-management work in the country and the slaughter ceased to be nice to have a servant of the home.As have time to do things and the focus of our office work and other issues.

  9. Golf fitness January 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    This is often a huge problem with some of the people as they don’t get time to clean up there house. So it is good to hire a cleaner instead of living in a messy room.

  10. psd to xhtml February 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Stress is very bad thing in life and it makes many harm to human.There are many ways to reduce stress and some is given here.I am agree with your opinion about stress reduction.

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    You are absolutely right that when people are stressed out at that time people need a clean space. It is very Interesting to know about hire a cleaner. I know very good things in this article. It is very Important topic to discuss it. Because of now a days most of the people face this problem. Thanks for sharing such an Important Information.

  12. chiropractic marketing February 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I am active about acknowledging reservations, texting out accompany affairs and affirmation over the cake…and apathy to blog that she throws me a activity line. After all the annoyance and celebration, it was admirable advancing home to a apple-pie space.

  13. toshibadirect coupon code March 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Stress Reduction like use of Yoga and Meditation. Morning go to every day exercise and Concentration on the Meditation.

  14. Decking Supplies sydney August 4, 2012 at 6:10 am - Reply

    Whenever My mom is so busy or have been sick then I would hire the Cleaner. They make home all clean. But I always worried about the money that I spend on that services. Why couldn’t I do my home services?

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