Psychologist: Don’t be pressured into spring cleaning

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Checking off items on our to-do lists can provide a sense of accomplishment.

To get started, Dr. Dawn Potter with Cleveland Clinic recommends writing down some tasks and coming up with a reasonable timeline to complete them.

If you decide to take on the task of spring cleaning, make sure it’s because you want to.

“When you’re taking this on, do it for you. Don’t necessarily do it to meet other people’s expectations. So if you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed about it, ask yourself ‘Is this is what I want to do? Is this the right time for me to do it,’” said Potter. “I think spring is a great time, but if it’s not the right time for you, don’t feel pressured. Just do what you want to the level that you feel good about.”

If you feel depression or anxiety is stopping you from doing everyday tasks, you should seek professional help.