Try not to be all or nothing

After putting our decorations up yesterday, my brain wants to be in cleaning mode today.

I had big plans for decluttering and organizing my house this year but with everything that happened I didn’t have the mental space or energy to do it.

And since doing a huge amount of cleaning before Xmas is in my DNA, I always feel like I have to spend December cleaning.

But I don’t want to.

I’m trying to help myself have a very slow month so I can rest and recuperate from the whirlwind of this year. And resting is not compatible with the type of cleaning my subconscious wants me to do.

So I’m trying to do a little tidying up – just enough to make the house feel a little less like an ongoing project – but without flicking the switch to ‘must clean everything!’

It’s a tricky thing to navigate.