Grief has moved in and I feel like she will never leave. She wasn’t bothering me for awhile but I knew it was just a matter of time. I was just numb against her and couldn’t feel the pain.
I am still trying to live by my new motto Do More of What Makes You Happy in my 30 Days of Happy series, even if it’s little bits of fun. I tend to get a little sidetracked early in the week because I started attending a grief support group to help me deal with the loss of both of my parents and after meeting, I feel so beaten up and exhausted. But determined to figure out a way to keep my mind and heart open.
If you are anything like me, having a clean house is one of those “wish list” items rather than “must do” priorities that we all know it should be. After all, as if time and energy weren’t scarce enough, it’s doubly difficult to keep things spotless when you aren’t quite sure how to go about it in the first place. I’ve discovered with only a few simple steps, you can discover that keeping your home clean is easier than ever.
5 Simple Ways to Have a Clean House
Grab a Buddy
Although the idea of bringing someone in to survey the scene can be mortifying, you’d be surprised how much a friend can boost your morale. If you have a friend who enjoys sorting and organizing, see if you can get a bit of encouragement and advice before you begin. Not only can this supply you with ideas you hadn’t considered; it can also make you accountable and help you stick to the job until it’s done since you’ll know your friend will be asking how it’s going.
I have seen the depths that depression and despair look like and it is no place for someone to live. There is no way to exist in that way because it is suffocating and tortuous. The only way to rise up to a place of warmth and light is to love yourself. Allow yourself the kind of happiness you would wish on your loved ones. Recently I have been working on this in my 30 Days of Happy series and want to share 5 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself.
Be Nice to Yourself
One of my biggest challenges being a mom of three kids close in age is remembering (or learning) to be selfish. Being selfish is NOT a bad thing, rather something necessary to a mother’s survival and inner strength. If you give unto your kids and nothing to yourself, you will only succeed in burning out.
Learning to take loving care of yourself is NOT selfish. In fact, it’s being responsible. When you start being nice to yourself, to recognize your own feelings and needs and deal with them in the present moment, you feel full of love and good energy inside. With this energy, you can share authentic, and sustainable love. I see this in myself after I have done something for ME. I feel as though I can give my family the attention and love they deserve without feeling pulled tight in every direction.