My dad suggested I get my car detailed. Trust me, he said, it’ll be like new.
He was right.
I swear it drives like new. My wife thinks so too.
That’s some strange psychology.
If I wash my keyboard, will it click faster? If I make my bed, will I sleep better?
Appearance can be more than superficial; the top layer plays with perception. This is why companies spend millions on logos, why hair color and rogaine keep getting bought up.
Clean a room to clear your head. Paint the room to change your mood.
Change your clothes, buy a rug, sweep the deck, swap out headings, switch fonts.
A little tweak for a big reward. Scrub the veneer and the engine purrs.
You can kill the past quickly, you can own a new car, just by wiping the dashboard.