I typically use it to distract myself, and I don't even realize I'm doing it (distracting myself) until after I'm done. And at that point I just feel completely satisfied with my work after cleaning an entire room or, if I'm ambitious, house. For instance today I completely cleaned out my bedroom of junk I was hoarding for whatever reason and organized all my books and tucked away electronic stuff in my electronic drawer. MAN, I'm so satisfied.
I'm gonna sleep SO good tonight.
So tell me, does cleaning relax and/or satisfy you?
- Cleaning relaxes / satisfies me42% (8)33% (3)39% (11)Vote
- Cleaning does NOT relax / satisfy me32% (6)44% (4)36% (10)Vote
- The result of cleaning relaxes / satisfies me26% (5)23% (2)25% (7)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
It depends whether you are talking about actual cleaning or just tidying up. I live together with my girlfriend in our own place, so we have to do a lot of house chores such as cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming, doing this wet cleaning of the floor etc. etc. For the most part, I really hate these chores. The only house chore I quite enjoy for some reason is doing laundry.
As for tidying up... it depends. I think I need a certain amount of chaos to feel happy ;-). For example I need a lot of books and papers on my desk to feel relaxed. My girlfriend and me share one room of our apartment as "office", where we study etc. While my girlfriend likes it very tidy and wants her desk completely empty if possible, I feel like a real study room or office is supposed to have books and some papers lying around, especially if it's academic books. It just makes me feel more comfortable. But once every year or so I also sit down and tidy up a bit because the chaos simply becomes too big. In those instances, it can be fun to play some good music and walk around the apartment and tidy things up ;-).1
Most Helpful Girl
Yes. It satisfies my OCD about my stuff being out of place. :D1