How to Stay “On Top” of Washing Your Dishes

Washing dishes tips
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Why does the activity of washing dishes have to be so stressful? It’s not like it’s hard to do, and yet we constantly find ourselves moaning begrudgingly as we look at the mountain of dishes in our sink. This is mainly because no matter how many times we wash the dishes, they always fill right back up in the nick of time. But thankfully, washing dishes doesn’t have to be something that stresses us out. Here’s how to get “on top” of it, and also enjoy it!

Treat it Like a Fun Activity

If we treat washing dishes like a fun activity, then it won’t stress us out. And the good news is, this isn’t something that needs to be faked, because washing dishes really is a fun thing to do.

When we say fun, we mean that it can be therapeutic. It can be a way to psychologically reflect on our life, while at the same time not thinking about any of our troubles. Put simply, by cleaning our dirty dishes, we’re also cleaning out the junk in our own minds.

Do it Right After Eating

Another way to make sure our dishes don’t stress us out is by taking care of them right after eating. Right after we finish our meals, it should be part of our routine like clockwork.