Slower in Time

By Joni
@joni1215 (394)
United States
November 19, 2011 11:49am CST
I find it harder to get everyday chores done as fast as I used to. I just don't seem to move at the same rate. It takes longer to get the house work done. And it takes longer to get myself ready to go somewhere. I used to do a deep cleaning of my house every week but I can't do that anymore. And when I do it takes me so much longer to get it done. Have you slowed down with age? What have you found to help?
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
19 Nov 11
I've always had the ability to move really fast when I needed to, but I have to say, that while that is still there, the rest of the movement is way slower. Housekeeping isn't high on my list of things to do, so I sure never deep cleaned my house on a regular basis, but now its down right painful to even try!
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
20 Nov 11
You know, of course, that we are sisters at heart? I am not in pain like you are, though, and I count my blessings for that.
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
19 Nov 11
I have slowed down a lot! Between getting older and my disability, it takes me a week to do what I used to do in a day or two. I am tired all of the time, and it seems most of the "energy drinks" all have a ton of caffine in them, which I try and avoid.
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@megamatt (14330)
• United States
21 Nov 11
I think that I'm a step and a half slower with age. Granted, I'm not that old to be fair. However, I think that it is just a slow trickle downhill once people get past their teenage years. I doubt that many really are going to notice it all that much until they get much older than I am but when I think about it, I cannot unnotice it right now. So yeah, just merely a taste of things to come but even when people are young, they get slightly slower from when they are younger. Granted, that rather ties into there motivation a lot of the time. That is part of it but I think that everyone gets slower as they age. Some a bit more quickly. That's just the way life goes.
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@joni1215 (394)
• United States
21 Nov 11
Yea, I think you are right. Never thought about that. It's true we are not as energetic as kids in our teens and then on and on. I don't think I really noticed it so much until my work became so demanding and I just could not work all those hours and have one day to clean and shop. So, I started putting things on back burners. And now there is very little that is that important. I keep my house clean, laundry done and after that I just take my time. I am like who am I doing all this for anyway! I guess I have let some of the pressure off myself.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
20 Nov 11
I know what you mean! I used to do my house work...and garden/ and some times entertain as well...in one week end!...now it take the whole week to do a days work! how pathetic is that! you know what helps? just take one day at a time I do that and if some one come to visit and the house is a bit messy...well....do not apologize after all it is your house and they just came to see you! not how the house looks like!
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
I find it hard as well especially when I'm luck of sleep.people mind and body get slowed when we dont have enough sleep at night and sometimes becuase our mind is occupied with different things.The best solutions that I can think of is that,to relax my mind from different things and have a list of things that I need to do on that certain day.listening to music while doing some household task makes the thing fast.You'll never know you already done it.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
Aging can definitely slows down any one. When people age the tendency is that they get weaker and easily gets tired. I think it's better to lessen the work and only do what you can only do for the day. It is better to still keep our health good rather than force ourselves to finish the chores we usually do all in a day.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
20 Nov 11
I have slowed down, but I do not blame it on age. I blame it on personal problems, and then inactivity. Probably some form of depression. I am exercising regularly now, and it is really helping me a lot. I put that first, basically, before cleaning, etc. I do use some "tricks" though. Like if I am waiting on something in the microwave, I unload the dishwasher. I try to see how much I can get done in one minute. If that is done, and I am timing something else, I wipe down the stove, or the refrigerator doors.Like if I am waiting for something to come to a boil. It is amazing what you can get done while you bake a sheet of cookies. I have issues with interruptions, and my hubby is at home, so he interrupts me a lot. While he ran an errand today I picked up the bathroom rugs, got my Libmam Freedom mop out, put the rugs in the washer, put the dirty Libman pad in the washer, swept the dust bunnies up, and used the Libman to mop the bathroom and spot clean some other hard floors. Took off that pad, threw it in the wash and started the washer. Anything I found that needed to go upstairs I put at the foot of the stairs and took it up when I was going up.I grabbed the sponge mop and the cleaner I keep in the upstairs bathroom and mopped up there really quickly. Put down the clean rugs up there, put down the clean rugs downstairs. I never have been a really good cleaner, but clean enough.
@Anne18 (11036)
19 Nov 11
I don't know if I have actually slowed down with age, but I do know that some days I'm full of energy and get loads done and whizz round my house getting things done and the same for my cleaning jobs. Other days it seems to take ages to get round. This sometimes happens after I have had a really busy day, need a day to recover!!
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@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
19 Nov 11
Sounds like you need tre'vo it's a vitamin supplement gives you energy and helps with pain management .