My living room after a weekend away.
We all have days when there is so much to do and we don't know where to start. Where do you start when you're overwhelmed?
It's important to start somewhere. Albeit small, doing something, anything can help to motivate and get us moving! The Nester cleans off the front of her refrigerator. Years ago, my sister would always start with reorganizing a drawer or cupboard. I don't know if she still does that or not...
Personally, I don't have one particular thing that I do when in this situation. It varies. But here are a few things that are good starter chores if I have a huge mess, am overwhelmed or just have time for one or two little tasks.
First, I often light a candle and/or turn on some worship music. Then I usually pick one of these chores:
- Make the bed.
- Sweep and/or vacuum.
- Empty/fill the dishwasher; wash dishes.
- Start a load of laundry.
- Empty the trash.
- Put something away.
- Move "piles" to another room where I can't see them!
- Write a short 'to-do list.'
Where do you start when there's so much to do and the house is a wreck?