I was diagnosed at a young age and went through the special education system in public schools. Family is incredibly important to me as I grew up in a large supportive family. I enjoy being outside in nature and arts and crafts.View all posts
Keeping My Apartment Clean
Living on my own means there’s always something to do in my apartment. Sometimes there is so much to do that I get overwhelmed by the number of things I could be doing right now. At those times I just need to take a moment to slow down and breathe. Freaking out isn’t helping me move forward. I find either looking at a calendar or writing a list to be calming and helpful.
After that I try to go for tasks that are easy but important to do like washing dishes, washing clothes, and sweeping the floor. I give myself a certain amount of time to do it and then I need to move on because I have more things to do. After getting something done I feel better and more confident especially when I mark that it’s done. Accomplishing these tasks and keeping up with the maintenance of my apartment allows me to be independent, giving me a sense of purpose and direction. It feels good to wash the dishes, dry them and then put them away. I also enjoy doing my laundry, knowing that my clothes are clean.
I find it important to keep track of what I’ve accomplished and when I’ve done it because otherwise, I lose track and things get messy.
What time is it and do I have enough time and energy to get more housework finished? I personally find that I need to budget how much energy I have over the course of the day. I always want to have enough energy both physically and mentally to help me get started the next day.
Finding a balance between what I need to do and the energy to do it is an ongoing process for me. I’m constantly fine-tuning this each day. This ongoing daily challenge helps me have a sense of purpose, direction, and control of my life. As always, wishing the best of luck to my readers with their endeavors.