There’s something very cathartic and cleansing that comes with taking care of stuff. Having a clean house, clean car and laundry done can give you such a feeling of calm. Clarity, if you will. If your list of to-dos are taking over, set your goals at an attainable level so you aren’t disappointed with yourself. Do 5 things every day. That list will become more manageable and less daunting.
I believe in the opposite side of this spectrum too… Take the time, whenever you can, to relax. Get your shit done so you can relax and kickback. There is no better prize at the end of a laundry pile than having a clear mind and nothing “to-do”.