While this isn't something you technically do to keep busy, it's something you need to do to keep yourself sane.
After having my recent ankle surgeries, it has been really hard to keep up with my regular “maintenance” of the house and all the household chores I normally do. Especially after my first ankle surgery where I was non-weight bearing for so long, the mess just seemed to pile up really quickly.
So I chose to ignore it. Mostly. You can read here about how I tried to ignore it back in February. I think I did an outstanding job of moving past the mess...if I have to say so myself.
If you ignore it, it will go away.
Okay, so not really. But seriously, don't look.
You will one day be able to clean again, so for right now, just ignore it. If you find this too difficult of a task, call a maid or get some minions. My kids and husband helped me out a lot, but as much as they did, they don't clean the way I clean. This is just something that I've had to live with for the past several months. Nothing I can do but ignore it and look forward to the days where I'm not staring at dust and dirt in places only I can see.
Are you able to just ignore the mess? Do you have minions of your own?
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