From Chaos to Clean


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A New Online Course

Did you know that I have a new online course?

I do.chaostocleanaddwomanpin

It’s called From Chaos to Clean, and it’s all about getting around your ADHD symptoms and learning to keep your home clean without spending forever doing it.

I think that it can be really helpful for you, as long as you learn to take it slow and implement one thing at a time.

I know that those of us with ADHD tend to jump right into something new and try to do everything at once.

And we want results, like, yesterday.

Never mind that it took us forever for our home to get in the state it’s in, we want it clean now!

A Timely Reminder

Yesterday, I was listening to a podcast that I like called “Do It Scared“.

It was Episode 35, “Daring to Make Time for Self Care”, if you’re interested.

You should listen. Self care is great advice for all of us, but especially, I think, for women.

Anyway, the woman who does it is named Ruth Soukup, and she writes a blog called Living Well, Spending Less. I think you would like it.

Ms. Soukup is a very successful business woman, and her household is a little different than most. She is the breadwinner, and her husband stays home with their kids.

She was saying that they had gone to marriage counseling earlier in the year, and that part of their problem was that her husband was burned out, staying home and doing the housework and not really having a lot of contact with others.

And then she said the counselor told them that her husband’s complaint was a common one, although usually from women. He said they had

…an overwhelming feeling like they just can’t keep up. Like they are on this treadmill of the endless to do list. All this stuff that needs to be done, all the time, over and over and over and over and over again, and it’s never actually finished.

Wow! Right?

I can so relate to that feeling!

I know that we all can. How many times have we said something similar?

Just so you know – the marriage counselor’s suggestion was to take more time for self care, in whatever manner works for you.

So How Does All This Connect?

How did we get from my new online course to some lady’s marriage problems to self care?

You have ADHD, don’t you?

This should make perfect sense!

Just kidding. Sort of.

Anyway, the point I am trying to make is this: everybody kind of feels hopeless about housework, because it does seem to be never ending. There is no start and stop to it; it’s a continuous loop.

And yes, those of us with ADHD will have more trouble than others getting it done, because at it’s most basic, cleaning house is a linear, left brained kind of activity. Something that is logical and orderly.

And ADHD brains are non-linear and right brained. We are creative and rarely orderly.

So while everyone may dislike or be bored by doing housework, because it’s pretty much a thankless job, we are going to have more trouble than most figuring it out.

That’s what From Chaos to Clean is about.

And this post is just a reminder for you.

We sometimes forget the simplest things, and the fact that housework is never ending is one of them.

So if you decide to give the course a try, remember to take it slow, and that no matter what you get done this week, you’ll most likely have to do it again next week.

I’m sorry, but I can’t write a course to change that!

Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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