I have found a way not to get distracted or overwhelmed when I’m cleaning! I did a five minute room rescue today and as I was picking up I thought of the many many projects that the things I am picking up constitute. I picked up a patch and remembered I needed to put it in a case. I found some papers and remembered I needed to pay bills. Lots of items that reminded me of things I had to do but I was only going to pick up the room!
So….I got out a note pad and as I put things away I wrote down all the things I thought of that I had to do later. Things that required a trip to the shoe or more time than I have right now and I could focus on the room! What’s the benefit? My front room is all picked up and I have a list to move onto the next thing. Before I would have been overwhelmed and frustrated and thought whAts the point of picking up a room knowing I have all these other things to do. The point is I have a nice clean decluttered room to work in.