Last week I was seriously debating whether or not to hire some outside cleaning help. Not because my house is horribly dirty or that we live like those on the hoarders show, but because I always seem to be behind.
It’s always yesterday’s laundry waiting to be folded.
The vacuum sitting out from 3 days ago.
Dust on the dressers from……who knows when.
Dishes from the last meal sitting on the table.
You get the idea.
I’ve also been feeling very run down as I’ve had a lot of commitments lately along with my normal daily routine. Last week I started to come down with mastitis again, which I realized last year is more of a systematic thing for me than anything else. Instead of getting a cold – I get mastitis. I was able to catch it before it got to bad, and with healing foods and homeopathy, kept it at bay. Though I didn’t slow down much as work needed to be done.
Then my little one came down with a fever. So all day yesterday we laid on the couch together, napping on and off. My dear husband cooked all of our meals and took care of the normal household chores so I could just sit and snuggle her.
And the break was good for me.
It made me realize that even when I do rest, I’m constantly busy. Busy folding laundry, busy online, and busy reading and researching. It also got me thinking how my home in it’s current state leaves me with a sense of anxiety and a constant feeling of being behind. So not only can an unclean house be toxic for the fact that different chemicals and toxins rest in dust, it’s toxic for our emotional state.
Which brings me to today.
I’m putting aside other obligations today and focusing on my home. To help restore the feeling of being at rest, to make it a pleasant place to be. I’ve got my homemade cleaners ready to go and the baby is currently asleep. My goal is to have my home picked up before my husband comes home from work and it won’t be an easy task! There’s laundry to do, bread to make, every room needs to be vacuumed and dusted, and the floors need to be mopped.
Do you ever let your duties at home get away from you? How do you go about bringing it back into balance?
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