Who actually enjoys scrubbing dirty dishes? It’s a messy, time-consuming task that is often the last thing you want to do after enjoying a pleasant meal. Unfortunately, cleaning the dishes is an unavoidable task if you cook, so we have created some ideas for how to make doing the dishes more enjoyable, and dare we even say fun?
Turn It Into a Moment For Self-Care
Yes, we know this sounds strange to use doing the dishes as a moment for self-care but hear us out! While you are doing the dishes, you can “turn off” for a moment to let yourself unwind and simply be in the zone of doing the task at hand: scrubbing dishes. This allows you to practice being present & mindful (something we could all use more of these days). Alternatively, you could put on a podcast, or put on some fun music & scrub away the day, if that sounds more appealing.
Doing the dishes is also a great way to give your hands some self-care! Put some lotion on your hands before putting on your rubber cleaning gloves. When the hot water hits the rubber gloves as you are cleaning, it will heat the lotion leaving your hands extra moisturized when you are finished.
Buy The Right Supplies
Invest in some durable sponges, delicious smelling dish soap, and a well-organized dish drying rack.
Change Your PerspectiveSimply changing your perspective about doing a chore like the dishes can make a world of difference. Instead of thinking “I have to do the dishes” think “I get to have a moment to myself by doing the dishes.” This change in perspective may just turn you into a happy-go-lucky human dishwasher!
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