The Daily Chore That Can Increase Mental Stimulation and Decrease Anxiety – PsyBlog | on the edge

“It is interesting to note that a task potentially construed as unpleasant or a “chore” [washing dishes] can be experienced as reducing nervousness and being inspirational by simply shifting one’s approach to the task and quality of attention. That mindfulness practices elevate mindfulness, encourage positive affect, and decrease negative affect is well established; however, that these changes were associated with the coupling of a mindful practice with an everyday task is a novel finding.”

Source: The Daily Chore That Can Increase Mental Stimulation and Decrease Anxiety – PsyBlog

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