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Cleaning the house, clearing the head

Monday, September 23, 2013

When life overwhelms me, I let everything go. I put on blinders and do what has to be done, and only what has to be done. I focus. Even in there is down time in the middle of a stressful situation, I remain focused, reading a book in 2 days or watching every episode of a TV show back to back.

When life eases up a bit and I take stock of the things around me, usually the first thing I do is clean my house. I am not a good house keeper in the best of times and in the worst of times, it gets disgusting. When I have clean sheets on the bed, you know that I am in a good mental place.

There are clean sheets on my bed today. And my bathroom is sparkly, the kitchen counters have been wiped down, the floor has been vacuumed. I didn't go so far as dusting (I RARELY go that far) but for me the house is clean. And, in the process, my head is clearer.

Thank you for the comments and messages on my last post. I am still not back 100% yet, but I am feeling more myself today than I have in a long time.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KIMBERLY_Y 9/24/2013 9:45PM

So glad to see this update. I was worried about you. Kept checking your page for an update. Nice to have you back. You will get there. You know yourself well and it is good that you are taking a mental break. We all have those days. You take care. We are here to support you.


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MAGGIEVAN 9/24/2013 12:00AM

    I love the smell of a clean house, so clean often to keep it clean even when I am studying and searching for a job. It is just who I am. I also love reading, it is so good for the soul!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/23/2013 3:36PM

    Im an angry cleaner myself...

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BAMAROSE 9/23/2013 2:50PM

  Sounds like you are on the right track to getting back to the place you want to be mentally!

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BEBOP4ME 9/23/2013 12:56PM

    Good for you! I hate dusting too! Just kicks it into the air until it can settle back down again. So funny that I hate it, when it is one of the easiest cleaning jobs!

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KAT321123 9/23/2013 12:00PM

    I feel so badly that I missed your last blog post (just read it now!) and that you were having such a tough time. With that said, I'm glad that you've done some physical and mental inventory, gotten some reorganizing done, and can start to get back on track when you're ready. If I can offer up any support, please let me know! =)

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SMSOSA1020 9/23/2013 11:37AM

  When I am upset I clean. I can clean for HOURS! lol

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KNYAGENYA 9/23/2013 11:16AM

    That's great. I hate housecleaning as well. I only do it when I have to, when company is coming over or when I am anxious. I don't know why I avoid it since I feel so much better when the house is clean.

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EWL978 9/23/2013 11:02AM

    Good for you!!!! Keep on keeping on................................i
t's that easy!!

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CANDACEMM 9/23/2013 10:36AM

    When I'm angry, I clean. I dont know what it is, but I HAVE to clean. I guess it's a bit of a distraction for me so I don't sit and wallow in my anger .... I HAVE to clean. Lol.

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