Are you having a hard time getting motivated for Spring cleaning? Then, be encouraged – you aren’t alone!
By guest writer Lisa:
It seems all anyone is talking about online right now is spring cleaning.
They are sharing checklists, tips, and really helpful advice for giving our homes, our schedules, and even our attitudes a fresh new start.
Everywhere I look in my house I see piles of dishes, heaps of laundry, and toys scattered near and far. Clearly, I’m a prime candidate for all those articles and pins on getting your life in order.
This year, though… it’s just not happening.
I happen to be in the midst of the worst first-trimester nausea that I’ve had during any of my four pregnancies. Any time I manage to even fold a load of clothes, I feel like I should get a pat on the back.
Actually putting the clothes away? Certainly a trophy or banner is in order.
In this state, even the routine cleaning is all I can manage (and sometimes more than I can manage).
Perhaps you’re in a similar season, whether it’s pregnancy, grieving a loss, a lengthened period of illness, or a busier than usual schedule.
As one who prefers order and tidiness, it can be discouraging to look around my home and be overwhelmed by the little messes that all add up.
Worse yet to know that for a while, I am simply unable to do much more than I am doing.
The pressure of the normal seasonal tasks like “spring cleaning” can make matters more frustrating.
Sure, we’d like to have clean baseboards and less dust on top of and underneath and behind our furniture.
But we have to give ourselves grace and let these expectations go for a while.
Rather than feeling like you are neglecting something important and giving in to the discouragement, take a moment to think about all the important tasks you are doing right now.
Relaxing expectations of cleanliness for a time when you are facing a difficult season means more of what matters in the big picture.
More meaningful conversations.
For us, it means more videos, more convenience foods, more snuggling up with my kids while laying in bed.
And that’s okay.
For right now.
In this season.
Do the work in front of you now, even if it’s simply saying yes to that afternoon nap, and remember that for everything there is a season. Spring isn’t always for cleaning.
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