Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Am I Nesting Already?

The fatigue from the first half of my pregnancy, has been replaced with a desire to see my home in a functional state of cleanliness and unclutteredness before this baby arrives. What a difficult assignment for someone who can't bend too well!lol Nesting or not, I've been tackling each corner of the house, ever so slowly, each day. Just a few minutes here and there have really made a difference in the clutter department. I'm usually a detail person and seeing all the clutter would overwhelm me into not doing anything or me trying to complete the whole mess in one fell swoop. Because of my increasing girth, it has made over-doing it almost impossible since I tire too easily, so what I've been doing is just trying to focus on one small area each day. A counter top or bookshelf or some other small area. I really can't believe the difference and it's made doing a little each day something that I look forward to. I may never get it all done before the baby gets here but just gettting something done has made *me* feel better. I no longer feel as overwhelmed with the house, chores, homeschooling, bookkeeping, guidance counselor jobs that I was feeling before Christmas.

So, in other words, I'd recommend this to anyone feeling overwhelmed right now. 5 or 10 extra minutes can be found in just about anyone's life and using them to improve your living space can really help in the long run.

Blessings,


4 comments:

Paula said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Lisa. I've been gradually working through my home too, which was in really bad shape from my months of morning sickness. I got a lot of work done yesterday, but I've been dragging today. Maybe I'll go clean out a drawer :-)

Cynthia said...

Good job getting things in order before the next blessing arrives, Lisa! I always did the same thing...

Kristine said...

Well, THAT is an inspiration, Lisa. If only I would actually DO it...

:) Good for you!

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Great job! I have also found the fun of small chunks of time...but my expanding girth won't go away quite so pleasantly. LOL