Study reveals that a clean house makes you happier

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The housework has always been synonymous with tiredness and boredom for many, so they prefer to hire someone to do it: the satisfaction of seeing the clean house is incomparable. However, household chores can be more enjoyable and even serve as therapy.

Studies show that you are happier accommodating and cleaning, since the brain is bitarea, that is, it concentrates on two activities and loses interest in a third one, a process that functions as a distraction from other activities or thoughts that cause stress.

A neuroscientific study conducted by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Paris and published in the journal Science, describes that the brain performs two activities at the same time with the same efficiency in each one (multitasking), and when it occupies more than two it loses the thread of concentration; that is why it is said that housekeeping keeps worries away from the person: the frontal lobes of the brain act together when executing a single activity, but when fulfilling two objectives these regions divide the work.



To confirm this, the brain activity of 32 right-handed people was analyzed by means of magnetic resonance while performing tasks related to a play on words; One group attended two exercises at a time and the other only dealt with one.

In the images it was possible to perceive that the brain is not completely divided, but that an area remains active to coordinate the distribution of tasks, since the frontopolar cortex (anterior frontal region of both hemispheres) regularizes the two frontal lobes.

So, doing the housekeeping does not necessarily have to be tired, it provides distraction from dilemmas typical of adult life; in a few words, it is a escape of responsibilities. While it is focused is the tasks, the rest does not exist.



On the other hand, individuals who keep their house messy are more lazy, they look tired and also emotionally exhausted. To make it more fun to clean the house this must be shared with the family.

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