( She said to tell you those were her words when we spoke on the telephone.)
The amazing thing is I slept Friday night, and I did not drag out of bed Saturday morning with more cleaning plans in mind. That's because I told my husband what I was not going to do this time. I told him I was only doing what I could do -- no vacuuming, no perfectly straight and dusted house. I would get to the germiest things -- like bathrooms. Also, I would dust what I could, as well as picking up as much as I was able without using all my spoons. Lucky me, my husband did vacuum (his idea).
These are the rooms in the house I have not straightened or dusted:
- dining room
- the breakfast area
|Image from Holley Gerth|
I am thankful I'm getting to the point that I can let go those things that need to rest. This is likely a result of having used several techniques I've talked about over the last year.
- Using a timer to do jobs or portions of jobs, setting it for 5 to 15 minutes.
- Resting in between jobs.
- Putting things away when I get them out.
- Carrying items to the room they belong in as I leave a room has become a habit.
- Looking at a room, starting in one corner and progressively cleaning as I move around the perimeter of the room helped, because I was centering on specific rooms.
- Working in increments of 3's on a regular basis has made house work less overwhelming.
- Realizing my limitations, and going for a reasonably clean house -- not a perfect house.
And, I think you can too!
God bless you,