Importance of Cleanliness for Our Overall Wellbeing

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There goes a proverb “Cleanliness is next to godliness”. Cleanliness refers to keeping our body, mind, and the surroundings neat and clean. My mamma says it is important to cultivate the habit of cleanliness from our childhood. The habitual act of keeping the dirt away and maintaining good health following both personal and environmental hygiene practices refers to cleanliness. In our school, our teacher always speaks about the benefits of acquiring the habit of cleanliness for staying healthy and strong.

Cleanliness Increases Our Confidence Level and Self-Respect:

Since my childhood, my mother makes sure that I wash my hands before having a meal, wear neat and tidy clothes, and take bath regularly to keep the body clean. Cleanliness is not only about keeping ourselves tidy but it is also important to take care of our environment. It is not good to throw wastes here and there and make our locality or the roads untidy. Instead, we should put them in the trash box. Cleanliness improves our confidence level and keeps us happy. Practicing the habit of cleanliness increases our self-respect as well as it helps us get respect from others in the society. Dirt gives rise to moral evil. A person with clean habits can diminish any dirty thoughts and evil desires very easily. Untidy habits spread germs and diseases, therefore to keep our body, house, surroundings, and the environment dirt free and hygienic, it is the first and foremost responsibility of every human being to maintain cleanliness.

Cleanliness Stimulates Our Physical, Social, Mental as well as Intellectual Health:

My father says that cleanliness is a great virtue which should be followed by everyone as a moral responsibility to enhance the standard of our living. In order to maintain cleanliness and make our environment better for a living, we should avoid deforestation and plant more trees. Cleanliness stimulates our physical, social, mental, and intellectual health. People who inculcate dirty habits suffer from various health disorders. Various civil laws and programmes have been implemented by the Government to promote the awareness of cleanliness among common people. It is the responsibility of every individual to understand its multifarious facets to get all the benefits of cleanliness.

Cleanliness Makes Our Lives Orderly and Beautiful:

Cleanliness also leads to beauty. A neat, well-proportioned, symmetrical thing appeals to our aesthetics. By transforming our lives orderly and clean, we can eventually make our lives beautiful. A clean and well-organized environment uplifts our spirit, offers a sense of satisfaction and reduces the level of stress and anxiety. It also creates a good image of our personality to others, whereas people with dirty habits are disliked by all. So from today, let us take an oath of cleanliness and foster the all-round development of our lives.

Need of Developing Good Habits to Lead A Good Life

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Exercise good for health

Our life is shaped by our habits and manners. For this reason, my mother always talks about the importance of developing good habits since childhood. Mamma says that through good habits and manners we can gain new friends, and create a positive environment around us which will lead to a peaceful and happy life. A person is distinguished in the society on account of their manners and behaviour. Our teacher says, for being a successful person it is important to cultivate good habits. For living a healthy lifestyle, it is important to transform our newly acquired knowledge, exercise plan, eating, and diet plans or inspiration into a daily habit.

Habits refer to the repetition of the same action under a similar situation. Whatever choices we make every day through our thoughts and action develops into a habit. A person with good habits plays a vital role in the development of society on a positive note. Once we let a bad habit to grow, it becomes a part of our nature. Forming good habits such as rising early, eating healthy foods, exercising, reading books, studying, and behaving in a good way with the people around us, has an immense impact in shaping our lifestyle and moral character. Like if we spend our lives in the practice of virtues, our habits will transform into our character. It will shape us to be a stronger person both morally as well as characteristically.

My father says that bad habits such as laziness, disrespecting others, telling lies, hurting others etc. leads to degeneration of our character and prevents us from being successful and becoming a good person. Whereas good habits such as being respectful, humble, courteous, polite, helpful, and showing honesty lead to a successful and strong character. Inculcating good habits from childhood lays the strongest foundation of our life. Mamma and daddy both encourage me to acquire good habits. They correct me and make me understand my flaws so that it does not develop into bad habit eventually. They also practice good habits and it inspires me to follow them and develop such qualities like them.

Some of the good habits which I practice in my life are as follows:

  • Waking up early in the morning
  • Brushing teeth
  • Exercising regularly
  • Reading books and enhancing our knowledge
  • Eating healthy foods for keeping our body and mind sound and fit
  • Throwing waste items in the dustbin
  • Keeping our surroundings clean
  • Taking bath regularly
  • Wearing clean clothes
  • Keeping our house tidy and clean
  • Being punctual and regular
  • Respecting people around us
  • Developing positive thinking
  • Helping people during their need

Daddy says that it is easy to acquire a habit but it is difficult to give it up. So we should not develop bad habits as it can doom and ruin our lives. We should be self-motivated to reach our goal by cultivating good habits and inspire others who are around us.