I swear some days I should sell tickets to my house of Chaos.
Like one of those horror trains, you have no idea what could come jumping out at you. A wayward toy from across the other side of the room, maybe a pretty new piece of art about knee-high.
Some days the floor is like a minefield and if your stupid enough to think that it can wait till the next day, then don’t be stupid enough to try going the loo in the middle of the night with the lights out.
Yes, mommas are no stranger to the chaos. Some even get to live it every day.
I’m not going to write about all the little tips, tricks and hacks that can help. Here’s what I want to focus on.
Emotionally, how are you doing? Give yourself an emotional check up next time you feel like your house has been thrown into a state of complete chaos.
-Are you feeling a little on the blah blah side? Melancholy maybe? Could you be in a pissed of mood with hubby or did yall have a bit of a lovers spat recently? Maybe the in-laws are due to turn up any day and your feeling a little on the anxious side.
-Are you struggling financially? Not getting nearly enough sleep lately?
-All of these things could be major contributors to how much chaos is going on at any given time.
Chaos reins in my house around that certain time of the month. It reins when I’ve stayed up way too late working on my blog or playing my damn Facebook games. It reins when I’m pissed at hubby for whatever reason it is this week. It reins when the boys are sick, or god forbid I actually get sick. It happens!
Routines go out the door, cleaning becomes more of a chore than it already is and my mental capacity gets shorter and shorter.
Some days if I am just having a moment of weakness or a melting moment, you can be sure my boys are running tag team destruction through the house.
When I feel like I just want to curl into a ball for a few days and forget about the world, that’s when the chaos will peak. Then because its chaotic I am more prone to loosing my shit.
So how do we combat the chaos. Not just through routines and schedules and organisation.
My only recourse is through self nurturing.
I need me time. I need time and space to be able to pull myself up by my bra straps and get my shit together enough to function. From function I can gain some momentum which will normally give me some motivation to keep going.
Chaos may rein at my house sometimes, but I know that if I deal with the chaos within, the chaos outside of myself can and will be addressed.
Do you feel that way sometimes? I have my own process that I take myself through to get out of the funk, but I would love to hear about yours.