Practicing mindfulness while completing a daily activity is ultimately about making that activity your focal point. As you grow a formal mindfulness practice through meditation, breathing exercises, or other movement based practices, you can bring the mindset you have cultivated into other activities. Cleaning is a great time to practice mindfulness as it's a regular activity full of sensations and opportunities to bring your awareness into the present moment.
How to Practice Mindful Cleaning
Notice sensations in your body - the contact of the floor beneath you, the feeling of your clothes on your skin, each inhale and exhale.
Notice the feeling of the objects you're touching. This could be cleaning products or items you're moving around.
Notice the sounds and smells of your surroundings.
As you clean, bring awareness to the sensations exactly as they are in this moment. Notice how your body moves and do so with intentionality.
Notice if your mind wanders, release the thought or feeling, and invite your awareness back to your cleaning.