I could feel how for a second I went into overwhelm, in a panic I started to think that I needed to do a lot.
Instead I just stopped.
I felt how these things were reflecting to me a grander picture of life in full. Life is continually unfolding back to us, always presenting something for us to look at, maybe seeing it in a different way.
These little stops are internal signposts to say something needs to be looked at, my body lets me know what is on the list next. It might be that I notice that the skirting boards need cleaning as i'm vacuuming, it might mean that I can do them now, depending on time or I will book them in for next time. This is my natural cleaning roster, everything in my house has its turn, therefore its like a continual spring cleaning of the house and nothing every gets left behind and everything is done regularly. I continually get delivered a little reminder note of what is needed to be done next. This way I never feel that overwhelm feeling like everything needs to be cleaned and now. If I stop and listen to my body then things slot into there place and everything just flows.
Having a routine for the weekly things is the same, it can be as simple as sheets Monday plus a load of colours, Tuesday towels and whites, Wednesday kids sheets and colours. By working with routines it illuminates head chatter and you just get up and get going.
I like to clean the shower when i'm washing my hair, while I leave the conditioner in I"m wiping the shower, so simple and easy. When we clean up after dinner, my husband washes the things not in the dishwasher as i'm wiping the benches, wiping things that go back into the fridge, there is a real flow in what we are doing and you get to see how you work together as a team, enjoying each others company while cleaning the house.
When we connect to our bodies and do something when it feels right it will never be a fight to get something done , it will just flow into its space and you will feel absolute joy when you are cleaning your home.
I love cleaning, scrubbing my pots and pans. I love the feel of the house when I have cleaned my floors. When we love what we're doing then there is a completely different energy left behind. It sparkles and we get to walk in that love.