Settling down to my routine after a short break

By sofs
@sofssu (15510)
October 25, 2015 9:59pm CST
My short holiday of sorts has messed up my routine.. I haven't cooked and cleaned in a week .. and its back to reality now. The house is dusty though I always clean up my house before I leave it.The laundry basket is overflowing. Things are thrown around everywhere since we unpacked yesterday. Dishes are piled up and I just have two hands .. Yesterday was my son's birthday so there was a lot of cooking to do and guests all day and so the dishes, I wish I wasn't feeling this tired and lost ..not knowing where to start,. I know by the end of the day the house will be more like home we once knew.. so wish me luck. Hope you have a great week ahead.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
Just a little suggestion to deal with feeling over-whelmed. Do your chores in ten minute bursts of energy and focus on one area. Then do something less task oriented
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@ElizabethWallace My problem actually is getting started.. however today I was able to get most of the stuff done and out of the way. Thank you for the great suggestion.. I will put that to good use tomorrow.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
@sofssu I hope it works well for you. It does for me. But what I need is motivation to finish the book I am writing.
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@sofssu (15510)
27 Oct 15
@ElizabethWallace I hope so too. I need to get started in a little while now. Best wishes on your book. I am sure that you are your own best motivator.
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@Juliaacv (34277)
• Canada
26 Oct 15
Welcome back to reality as you referred to it as. Its nice to have a break and let things slide just a little bit.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@Juliaacv Thank you.. reality is covered in dust and dirt..lol.. Letting it slide a little may mean rolling around in dust.
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@Juliaacv (34277)
• Canada
26 Oct 15
@sofssu Oh I know, my house gets both ways sometimes.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@Juliaacv LOL we have so much dust coming in that I have to dust and mop everyday.
@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
Going away for a break is great, but we need always to return to reality!
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@valmnz your nailed it right there.. I always hate getting back to reality.. I am okay once I settle in. How was your break at the farm?
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@valmnz (12927)
• New Zealand
27 Oct 15
@sofssu very relaxing apart from a couple of doggie misadventures. Today it's already as if I've never been.
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@sofssu (15510)
27 Oct 15
@valmnz I am so glad you enjoyed your trip.
@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
26 Oct 15
I hope you can cope up with those piled chores to do . I am happy you are back though . I missed you here actually .
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@SIMPLYD I usually get around them.. its just that I am tired makes me feel this way. Glad to know that I was missed. I did have loads of fun with my extended family..haven't seen all of them in a while.. ( I mean all at one place.)
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
26 Oct 15
@sofssu It's so nice to have a reunion with relatives once in a blue moon .
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@SIMPLYD Yup its really nice to meet and have a big bash with the family. Now I feel it should happen more often.
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@allknowing (71147)
• India
26 Oct 15
At my place it has always been different. Having had maids to care for us, the moment we returned a clean house would be welcoming us with good food on the table.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@allknowing That would be really nice.. Buty I am finicky..I don't like the domestic help doing my cooking Cleaning would be great.
@allknowing (71147)
• India
26 Oct 15
@sofssu Many upper middle class and above, employ cooks here.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@allknowing cool .. We used to have one years ago but I kind of never liked the way she cooked.. or left the kitchen. My husband was totally not keen.. I guess we have fussy eaters at home.
• United States
26 Oct 15
I missed this discussion yesterday. I know what you mean about the routine and it being messed up. To me that is one of the down falls of taking a vacation. It takes me time to get back into my normal routine.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@TexanTornado absolutely.. especially when kids have to get back to school and life has to get back to normal over night.. Its always tough on me.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
@sofssu Oh yes, no doubt. At least you don't have a job outside the home, then it would be that much worse.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
I hate when everything is a mess like that, I have a bit of a melt down. So I pick one room, and clean it, so I have a place to retreat as I try and get the rest of the world manageable
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt I just attacked everything together and I have most of my work done today.. by tomorrow I guess our house will be back to normal.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
@sofssu you gotta come help me then, I need some of that get up and go!
@wiLLmaH (8241)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Oct 15
Hope everything will be in the right place at your home before the sunsets.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
I am getting as much done as possible,.. I may not be able to do the whole clean up act I guess.. But I do like the progress i am making.
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@wiLLmaH (8241)
• Singapore, Singapore
27 Oct 15
@sofssu It will somewhat calms your mind that you almost accomplish your task :)
@jstory07 (71466)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Oct 15
I hope your son had a happy birthday.
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@sofssu (15510)
27 Oct 15
@jstory07 Well thank you .He did have a great time.. though we didn't have a party ( on his request) all his friends came home to wish him and that became a party of sorts.
@cintol (8342)
• United States
26 Oct 15
Just take it one step at a time so you don't overwhelm yourself, take a day to unwind and then get started on it one room at a time.
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@sofssu (15510)
27 Oct 15
@cintol I find that very unnerving.. so i got a whole lot of it done yesterday and feel much better for it.. Today I can take it slow and have some me time.
@jaboUK (55193)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 15
It does take a while to get back into the routine. I hope that you enjoyed your holiday.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@jaboUK Thank you .. very much so..I was happy to see all my brothers at pone place after a long time. I guess i will be back to my normal routine by tomorrow.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 15
I am afraid my house looks like that every day. It will get straightened up to a reasonable level, but it's never going to be neat and tidy.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@Rollo1 You cannot imagine the amount of dust collected in five days.. I am sure your house will surely be better than this.. anyways.. I have dusted swept and mopped the first floor today.. Tomorrow I will do the rest.
@sueznewz2 (10160)
• Alicante, Spain
26 Oct 15
sometimes it does take a little while to slip back into the routine.... but I also like letting things go a bit when on holiday... or not working.... I hope you have a great week too... and get things back to how you like them....
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@sueznewz2 I am getting back on track.. most of the work is done and I am relaxing this evening knowing that all will be back to normal tomorrow. Hope you had a lovely weekend too.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 15
Oh I know the feeling too well. I always feel like that after returning from a holiday. I usually try to do things one step at a time and not think about everything at the same time. It makes it less overwhelming. Don't worry, you'll manage to get back in the routine soon.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 Yeah..i agree.. I just did the dishes.. one load is on in the washing machine. I need to dust now and sweep and mop later in the day.. That would make the house livable.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
26 Oct 15
So how's your home by now? Have you placed everything in order? I am actually in the same situation. We had a family get together yesterday so my place is so messy. Good that my husband is here to help me out.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@salonga I just posted this.. and I am just starting to clean up. I did the dishes.. now to attach the laundry.. Glad you have your husband to help.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26847)
• United States
26 Oct 15
You'll get back into the swing of things.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@Tampa_girl7 I need to the kids will be getting back to school and college .. and life will fall back into its normal pace.. its just getting over these messy bits that catch me off guard.
@amnabas (10322)
• Karachi, Pakistan
26 Oct 15
Same here we had a longvweekend here and now after returning back to monday its all messy here which need to be organised.
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@sofssu (15510)
26 Oct 15
@amnabas Hope you have loads of fun .. yeah getting back on track is a little difficult but life has a way of organizing it self.