If you've been around for a while, you know that I love having to-do lists to cross off. It's a great motivator, especially for cleaning. It's one of those things that easily "slip my mind" if I don't keep myself in check.
So I have a weekly cleaning list with everything from vacuuming to deep-cleaning the stove and washing the bath mats. And when I worked from home it worked well, even during Lyme disease flare-ups, if I modified it some. But this time?
This time I work full-time, have a 40-minute commute, and things I actually want to do with my evenings. And a moderate flare-up on top of that? Let's just say several things have gone unchecked week after week.
So this week I decided to cut myself some slack, and made it a bi-monthly list instead!
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Just do what you can!
Yes, the house SHOULD get fully cleaned every week, especially when we have three animals.
But you know what? It's better that it gets cleaned at all.
If you have something in your life that stresses you out, or that never seems to get done -- ask yourself what you could do to make it less of an obstacle.
We all have busy lives, and if you're dealing with mental health issues or chronic illness it's even harder. How are we supposed to have energy for everything?
So look through at what you're doing and reassess. How important is it, really?
In this case, pretty important. ;-) And if it is, see what you can do to make it simpler for you.
You need things to work for you, and not the other way around. :-)
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