If you need help putting a smile on your face, do some house cleaning. Recent research says it works.

The last thing I feel like doing when I get home from work is cleaning my house.

I don't mind "picking up," but I don't want to be anywhere near dusting, mopping, sweeping, or scrubbing.

According to studyfinds.org, I might want to change my attitude.

"A recent survey finds, people who enjoy cleaning the house are happier, more relaxed."

I really find that hard to believe. It makes me grumpy. My wife too.

2,000 adults were surveyed. Here's what they found.

  • People who enjoy cleaning are 25% happier than those who don't.
  • For every extra hour spent cleaning each week increased happiness by 53%.
  • Regular cleaning has positive effects on health.
    • Improved relaxation.
    • Heightened focus.
    • Better sleep.
    • Increased productivity.

Plus, it helps out the kids who clean their room.

  • They study better.
  • Improved behavior.
  • Exhibit empathy.
  • Willing to help others.

When entering a clean room.

  • Attraction increased by 44%.
  • 20% improvement in critical thinking.
  • 127% decrease in disgust.

Okay, this might prove that cleaning could be helpful for your health and happiness, but I don't care. I still hate it.

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