I live in clean surroundings but I don't spend all my time on cleaning everything to the brim, prim and proper. There is so much to life than keeping the house spotless and this applies to so many other things, like gossiping, spending time around negativity and stuff like that.
I would rather exercise, read a book, watch a movie, write, paint, sing, dance, learn an instrument, learn a new language, go hiking, biking, meditate, be with the nature, travel, be around positive people, play board games, the list is endless...
Here is one of my favorite poem by Rose Milligan on the same topic -
“Dust if you must but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed.
Ponder the difference between want and need.
Dust if you must but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around again.
Dust if you must but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go and go you must, you, yourself, will make more dust.”