Good Monday morning, Company Girls! First, thanks so much for your kind well-wishes on Friday. I am feeling better and pressing on. Not quite sure what hit me but at least it didn't last long.
The last several weeks have been busy and a little stressful. We are making some changes in our business and there is plenty of uncertainty as we step into uncharted territory. My husband is traveling quite a bit, which is a huge change for us and it takes some getting used to.
You probably already know this about me, but when I get stressed out, I go into one of two modes: utter inertia or whirling dervish. Would you like to guess which one is my default? Yep, the inertia. The whirling dervish is more like an anomaly.
That in itself is bad enough, but the ensuing mess that comes as a result of not being able to move my arms and legs can be overwhelming. Every room has issues.
“Oh, look at the pile of clothes thrown over that chair. It looks....so....heavy. Too...heavy...must...lay....down...”
Since there are issues in every room, Today’s Small Thing is to ignore most of them and just focus on one: your inner sanctum. Your bedroom.
Most master bedrooms become the laundry catchall, the paper piler, the toy garage and the clutter dump. It’s the place you’re too exhausted to face after a whole day of working on other things. So you crawl in bed and pull the covers over your head and hope for better luck tomorrow.
That’s why I’m giving you ALL WEEK to focus on this Small Thing. Hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day, so an inner sanctum definitely takes some time.
Here’s what I suggest: force yourself to hang up the clothes that are draped everywhere. Pick up the stuff on the floor and throw it into a laundry basket so you can vacuum. Scoop the stuff off of dressers and take out the trash. How about some fresh sheets on the bed? You deserve it. You need it.
It’s amazing how much better everything feels when I have a space of my own carved out. It makes me feel like I’m not putting myself last on the list, and that’s important when things get out of control. Taking care of other people and solving problems is much easier when I’ve got an inner sanctum I can retreat to.
In fact, I may never come out again.
Today - and all this week - bring some peace and order to your bedroom. Do you need this as much as I do?
Song of the Day: Angels in America, Thomas Newman