Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What to do, what to do...

Have you ever had so much to do that you didn't know where to start first? I have that issue all the time. I could literally stay busy with housework 24/7. My problem is that I have so much that needs to be done, I tend to shut down and not do anything for a few days, so it just builds up and gets worse. I'd rather stare at the computer or go to the grocery than look at the mess.

So, here's my present goal:

Pick a room. Start in one area. Get that area cleared out/cleaned. Move on to other areas in the room, cleaning each one, until the room is clean. Go on to another room. Take breaks when I get overwhelmed. Feed the baby, Zoe, and me when needed. Do laundry and dishes in the meantime as well.

I could fill up most of my day just doing laundry and dishes. The house gets very neglected. It's time it had a little more attention.

Sounds good. Let's see if it works. After my coffee...

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

That is what I do. I make myself stay in one room and finish that one because I will go on and do a little in each room and then not finish any of them.

Susan said...

I can so relate! My house is dire need of help!!!

5purposedriven said...

I go with my grace available for housework. God seems to always give me grace to catch up when it really needs to be tackled fully. Other times, moms just need focus in other areas (rest,relaxation, entertainment). Those are needs, too, especially when you are with it all the time.

At that stage in the game, to lower expectations, I started asking myself...what two things are on my mind the most to tackle next? I tried tackle those two things that day, plus daily regular tasks (dishes, bath).

I came up with that myself, but it seemed to help.

JJ said...

"My problem is that I have so much that needs to be done, I tend to shut down and not do anything for a few days, so it just builds up and gets worse."

Ditto...

You should see my laundry room right now. It's piled high. My three guys are not much help, so I figure when they have to start wearing dirty clothes, they might chip in and share in the laundry duties.

Joni said...

I'm a shutter downer too. Its the 3rd baby that kills ya. So don't be too hard on yourself. Hopefully some locals will read this and show up on your doorstep ready to clean your house for you! I've prayed for motivation--that I'll actually feel compelled to do the work. Or I cry out to my husband. "I'm shutting down! Can you help me do _____ ?!" I think 5purposedriven is right on the mark.