YOU GOT BEHIND
Here are some ideas
on how you can cope.
And sometimes your home suffers.
The unexpected happens:
overtime at work,
death of a loved one,
too many events in a week.
Most of us have had some of these happen to us,
sometimes more than once.
These things can really sidetrack us.
They can also zap us of energy
And sometimes our new tidy habits
can go right out the window.
And we can end up in chaos again.
We can feel overwhelmed.
We often don’t know where to begin,
so we do nothing.
“If I can’t do it all at once, then I won’t do anything”
Messes and piles pop up everywhere.
The chaos in your home only increases your stress.
You want SERENITY badly.
But you have trouble thinking straight.
FIRST: Don’t be hard on yourself.
You are human.
Your home can get messy very quickly,
especially when we don’t take the time to
put things in their homes.
SECOND: Do the “essentials” for a calmer environment.
Start by getting your horizontal surfaces clear.
Take out the trash.
Do the dishes.
Make the beds.
Put important items (keys, purse, phone glasses) you always need to find.
Put off or delegate activities/chores when you can.
Pick up the floors (even if you don’t have time to put things away).
Just put the stuff in a bag or bin or large basket until you do have the time.
THIRD: Take it bit by bit.
When things get back to semi-normal,
you can begin putting things away, starting with the most important.
Think one bag/bin/basket at a time.
until you get things more manageable and less chaotic.
You don’t need a messy house to
add to your troubles.
Try to get things tidy, at least “on the surface”.
Most importantly, take time to de-stress.
Do things that take care of you,
hydrating yourself adequately,
talking to others,
getting enough sleep,
and enlisting others to pray for you.
This too shall pass, so be patient.