I'm one of those people that simply cannot function with a cluttered life.
Unfortunately for me, for the past year and a half, my life has been nothing BUT cluttered. We moved into this house and it has needed SO much work. I knew that going in, but I didn't realize how long it would take and how exhausting it would be. We still have walls that are only partially spackled, doorways that don't have trim, boxes that STILL haven't been unpacked and just general chaos in all other parts of the house.
I've found it very challenging to find peace of mind when I feel as though there's no peace around me.
Now that I think about it, I've been very on edge since we moved in. I think it's a number of things, but the chaos around the house certainly hans't helped. I do what I can to keep things at least semi-organized, but I need to find a way to be at peace in situations where other things are out of my control.
As I sit on the couch in the living room and type this, I see trim that should be hung, clothes in bags all over the floor, and a ladder that I had been using to finish spackle, before I got too frustrated and gave up on the project (for now).
I know that one day everything here will have its place and that it will be easier to keep things in order, but for now I need practice taking a step back, taking a nice, calm, deep breath, and allowing things to be out of my control a bit without ripping my hair out.
So today, I'll clean what I can, maybe move a one or two projects along, but pull up my meditation app as many times as I need to stay calm and level headed moving forward.