You need to clean your house, but you’re absolutely exhausted. You’ve been working all day or taking care of the kids. Whatever the reason, you’re simply too tired to think about cleaning. Take a deep breath. You can get motivated to clean your home when you’re tired.
Make a To-Do List
First things first. Make a to-do list of everything you want to get done. Next, put the list in order of how difficult the tasks are. You want to knock out the hardest tasks, or tasks you hate the most, first so that you can easily knock out your entire list. The other items on your list will seem so easy when you’ve taken care of the harder tasks.
Boost Your Energy Levels
Enjoy a high protein snack before you get started. The protein will give you a natural energy boost. A handful of nuts, some beef jerky, or even a glass of low-fat milk can boost your energy levels enough to get you started. Avoid caffeine and sugar as you’ll only be more tired once the crash hits.
Just Get Started
Just getting started will make a world of difference. Get up, get moving, and start doing. You’ll be amazed at what this small step can do for you.
Turn on Some Music
Get yourself pumped up with some good music. Upbeat music can get your body moving and make it easier to clean. You may even want to create a cleaning playlist. You can listen to millions of songs for free through Spotify.
Alternate Work and Breaks
Another great tip is to work for twenty minutes and then take a five-minute break. You can put in your full effort and then take a break to regroup. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll get done using this system.
Set a Timer
Last, but not least, even if you don’t use the system mentioned above, setting a timer can motivate you. Many people do what’s called speed cleaning. This is where you set a timer and see how many tasks you can get through in that time frame. You’ll be amazed at how much you can get done in just an hour.
It can be hard to get motivated to clean when you’re tired. Thankfully, there are tricks you can use to make it easier. Whether you set a timer or turn on some music, you can find the energy you need to knock out that to-do list.