Good morning, readers! Hope your week is off to a bright start and hopefully you had a wonderful weekend. I had a great one! Mike and I spent some quality time together in and out of the apartment, the Eagles and the Hoosiers won, and we got a lot of things checked off our to do list. Personally, I feel rested and motivated going into the work week.
Last weekend, for example, I hardly accomplished anything and I felt stressed all week because of the tasks looming over me. Over the years, I’ve noticed a clean and orderly environment is essential to a balanced mind, body and spirit for me.
On Friday, I was so fed up with the listless winter blues! I was super productive at work, then I came home with plans to crash on the couch with Mike, order food and watch a movie.
Instead, I felt the need to wash dishes, put away clothes, and organize clutter. I couldn’t sit still. I finally calmed down enough to enjoy a quiet evening, until it was time for bed. I was exhausted, but the noise outside the window (I live on a busy street in Manhattan) disturbed me. Besides, all I could think about was my growing to do list.
Now, I feel genuinely relaxed (I’m writing the draft of this on Sunday night). I swept and swiffered the floors, cleaned the bathroom, almost finished my Christmas shopping, ordered groceries, planned meals, cleaned the kitchen and the bathroom. Mike cleaned and organized much of the apartment too. So now I sit in a clean apartment with a much shorter to do list; for the first time in weeks I don’t feel distracted or anxious.
All I can say is I hope you know this feeling too. If not, I hope you find a way to get through the “To Dos” and grind to the other side soon!
Do you have trouble relaxing in a cluttered or messy environment? Do you efficiently check things of your to do list or procrastinate? Does your “to do” list ever seem to weigh you down?