Cleaning up: does anybody really like it? I don’t think that many people will volunteer to clean up, yet it’s good to do it. Not only when you’ve people coming over; but also on a regular basis. Sometimes it can even be enlightening to clean up! And cleaning up is more than just cleaning the furniture in your house; you can also tidy up relationships with friends. In this blog post I will explain it to you.

Cleaning up your home

If you’re depressed or burnout, or just not happy in general, you might not have enough energy to clean up the house. There is too much chaos. Chaos in your house but also chaos in your head. However that’s exactly when it’s most important to tidy up your house, since it can also affect the chaos in your head! If my room is a mess, that means that first of all, I have no energy to clean up and second, that I’m worrying too much. It sometimes happens that I feel the desire to clean-up. Then after cleaning up I feel more calm and relaxed!

It’s probably obvious that you feel better when your home is tidy. But I recently came to another insight that helps you feel better: cleaning up your circle of friends.


Cleaning up your circle of friends may sound intense, but sometimes it’s necessary. If you take time to think about it, you know exactly who is and who is not there for you. Everybody knows the kind of friend who only comes to you when he or she needs something from you. Do you want to keep these people in your life? Or do they cost you a lot of energy? If you are in recovery from mental health problems, you have to put yourself first and maybe let go of these friends.

Toxic people

In addition, there are also the toxic friends. The friends who only bring you down, make you feel even worse. This also takes a lot of energy! From experience I can tell that it’s very difficult to get the toxic friends out of your life. Not because they stick to you, but because you stick to them. It’s difficult to break with them. However, see what happens if you don’t contact these people for a while, most likely you will never hear from them again…

And family?

When it comes to family, cleaning up is a bit harder. After all, you are connected to each other by blood. Try not to allow yourself to let family members take your energy.

Quote with this story: You’re the CEO of your life. Some people need to be fired – The Female Hustlers

Love, Ghyta

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By telling others about my own experiences, I hope to support people that deal with mental disorders in their own process. I find it important that mental illnesses are recognised as real diseases, even though they might not be visible to the eye.

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