Tips you wish you knew

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Whether you are moving into your own place for the first time or you’ve been independent for quite some time, being responsible for your own home while having a career, maintaining a social life and staying fit can be understandably overwhelming. Sadly one of the first areas where we are bound to be on the brink of giving up is maintaining a clean home or forgetting to take care of ourselves emotionally and quite often these to aspects can go hand in hand.
For most people this has been a struggle and with many people working from home it’s only escalated the situation. These days you might find yourself constantly having to do dishes that just keep piling up and even though outings are kept to a minimum it has not made the laundry pile any smaller. Keeping a clean house definitely influences our emotional well-being and you might already be aware of this but you just don’t know where to start or better yet stay on top of it moving forward. Hopefully we can share some advice that can go a long way!
  1. Clean as you go! There are few things worse than cooking a meal which can already be quite the task and then afterwards having to do a ton of dishes on a full stomach. That’s why it might be beneficial to wash items as you use them while cooking so that by the time the delicious meal is served you only have a few plates left to clean. This also goes for packing the dishwasher so you only have to press that magical button when all is said and done!
  2. Spend 10 minutes a day walking through your home to do a quick clean or reorganizing and if it takes less that 5 minutes do it immediately. This will not only help keep your home tidy on a daily bases but also save you from spending an entire day on cleaning which leaves your weekend free for resting or going on fun adventures. After all life shouldn’t just consist of working and sleeping day in and day out.
  3. Being responsible for bills can also cause a lot of anxiety if you’re new at it so follow these three basic steps and always in this order: Pay bills, save and then spend.
  4. Speaking of being wise with money especially while trying to buy all the things you might need when moving into your new home, it might be a good idea to buy items at a cheaper cost. If it breaks or gets worn out after a couple uses it means that you’ve used it enough to where you could justify buying the more expensive version. The truth is that it’s nice to have all these gadgets especially when it comes to kitchen equipment or various tools but you might not really need all of it.
  5. Write it down! Whether it’s making a budget or creating a to do list to help keep you on task, writing it down or using an app leaves you free from having to try and remember everything that needs to be done and instead focus on the task at hand. Following this simple advice can save you from feeling overwhelmed and having anxiety.
  6. Stress and anxiety comes with the territory. Adulting so to speak is difficult and it’s only mastered through practice which means that you will face some times of stress and anxiety but the important thing to remember is that it will pass! One of the easiest ways to deal with an anxiety attack is to just embrace it and realize that it’s okay to feel that way.
Regardless of all the daily pressures we face it’s important to hold on to the things which are truly important and remember that one day you will be able to look back at this time in your life and think one thing, “I did it!”

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