When things change inside you, things change around you -Unknown
I usually reserve one day on the weekends to do my housework. It makes me feel good once the house is spic and span. When I don’t keep on top of it the clutter gets out of hand and I begin to feel overwhelmed.
The same goes for my mental health. By overcommitting myself to tasks or favors for others takes away from my self-care. I start to feel the clutter building up inside me and in one way or another it is going to come out, usually not in a good way.
At first I felt guilty telling other people no, but after a couple of weeks the guilt faded, I was using the time I would spend running myself ragged on some quality time reading, writing or studying. It has been a little over a month and I can see a big difference in how I feel at the end of the weekend.
The time I do spend with my friends is more enjoyable as I can focus on them instead of the things I need to do running through my mind. Cleaning up the mind clutter is just as important as cleaning my house, but there are still times a dust bunny will roll through.