I already know that I cannot be trusted to either clean or tidy my house without supervision. But this means I need to arrange for regular supervision because otherwise what happens is every month or so (or maybe even longer) I call in reinforcements. And they do a great job of keeping me on task and getting things out of the house (I have at least 4 bags of stuff ready to go at the minute and they are not out of the house. Soon they will be reabsorbed and forgotten...)
And that is great. But I think in order to really get things under control I need to have a steady, regular pattern of decluttering. With a boss. The challenge will be scheduling this in a way that works and is not overwhelmingly stressful. So far I have 4 people who have agreed to be my overseer. So if I had one person come each week, that seems like it would be a plan. Perhaps this is not so difficult as it seems. I have a calendar, after all.
And then I am not allowed to get overwhelmed and I can just take care of regular maintenance cleaning and tidying on the other days of the week and relegate my AAAGGHHHH! decluttering sessions to the one day a week that I have assistance.
I think I feel a bit normal today. Which has been a long time. I mean, I haven't felt "normal" in some time. Probably not since the psychotic episode in December? Or the anxiety of the spring? Not sure. I will just bask in the normalcy for a while.
spent time in the garden (but not a stupid amount of time)
tap danced (I promise I will. For at least 15 minutes.)
called to schedule first of regular decluttering sessions (Another promise)
Bipolar Alphabet: E is for ecstatic
Quaker, teacher, parent,