Place: My Desk
Poison: Lemon and lime soda
Favourite Things: Getting jobs done…
I haven’t really had many moments of nesting during this pregnancy, but today it has felt so rewarding to get jobs done. Post Christmas messyness, my bathroom is now finished therefore I have a washing machine now plugged in and good to go…so 4 loads of washing later, a good food shop full of fresh fruit, vegi’s and meat, paying bills, cleaning the house and a couple of vases of my aunts roses from her garden and I feel more sane.
What is it about clean washing, flowers and bills paid that makes us feel satisfied?
I think its the capacity to strike things off the memory banks task list, leaving our head space a little clearer to think about more lovely things.
My husband can’t understand how obsessive I am about having the house with a sense of order before I can relax. I was chatting with my friend Annie today about it, and we both agreed that creative people, have a high sense of skinlessness, which means that we sense and feel the overall order of a room, party, place. This skinlessness means that I love creative chaos, but I also need order and clarity to be able to re-create.
All of this activity has ended in very swollen ankles, so off to the beach I go to soak them back into some sense of normality.
If you relate to this skinlessness, make sure you declutter your creative spaces and homes. As much as you love a plethora of bits and bobs, they will also make you feel overwhelmed, confused and frustrated if everything doesn’t have its proper place.
This is the best time of year to clean out and recycle. Declutter and create space for the new. Donate all your goods to the op shop and make your head clear enough for some fresh inspiration.
swollen ankles are so worth this sense of satisfaction, with my house just a little more ordered!