I read an article recently (okay, Thursday at the doctor's office) on feeling overwhelmed. Now I know this topic doesn't apply to many here - so just be patient with me. I have struggled to find a routine of any kind since the first of the year. There have been many changes - good, bad & indifferent here. One thing that struck me in this article was the recommendation that instead of making a to do list, set up a schedule of sorts. (Nothing set in stone, unless that is what you need to get it together.) I was a bit put off yet I thought about the basic premise. I generally do laundry on Mondays & Tuesdays, but rarely at the same time & rarely do I finish what I started. Over the weekend I set a time for laundry (8 to 11 in the morning); to get what can be done in that time frame. In that same time frame I scheduled vacuuming, dusting & cleaning of the bathroom. I must say - it seems to have made a difference. In those 3 hours I got more accomplished than I have in a long time. I didn't have these "duties" hanging over my head that needed to be checked off a list. I wanted to offer this "mindset" to you if you are struggling. I'll let you know if this continues to work for me.