I joke that I live a sloth life but I’m not lazy, my pace is just slower than most. I have to maintain not only a full-time job, my health, my spiritual growth, my financial wellness and my well-being…but my mess has to be cleaned too.
So, how the heck am I supposed to Spring Clean with a chronic illness? Answer: I don’t. Gone are the weeks spent cleaning my place top to bottom. Instead I came up with my own personalized list of 52 areas in my space the need to be purged, cleaned, re-distributed, given away or just plain trashed.
This gives me one area a week for the whole year to NOT STRESS over something beyond my control. I must add that I am at a point with my health that I have mobility and can do most tasks (except for heavy lifting) with a timer set and done in chunks. If you are not at that place, I suggest reaching out to your local community center or religious center for some help. Or off-spring can help too…right Moms?
I hope this gives you some helpful ideas to keep on top of your home. My mantra, things will get done…eventually.