I read a book a couple of years ago which offered advice to ministers and counsellors on detecting depression in women. It suggested that they should ask how the woman was doing with the ironing. If she was neglecting the ironing, that was a sure sign that she was depressed.
And all 21st century women go 'yeah right'.
However, I must admit, that if I am managing to get my ironing done at the beginning of the week (for me Thursday!), it generally means that I'm in a good space and am likely to get other stuff done. If I do the ironing cheerfully, even better.
So, heigh-ho heigh ho, it's off to iron I go!