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Kitty4670
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18 Dec 2015, 8:26 pm

I wanted to clean today, my cat made a big mess with my toilet paper. I was getting ready to clean then I was hyperventilating & couldn't stop. I never hyperventilate with cleaning before my 40s. I was afraid if I clean, I would make it worse. Why am I hyperventilating when I want to clean?



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18 Dec 2015, 9:08 pm

Maybe you are getting overwhelmed by the size of the job? Maybe split the job of cleaning up into smaller jobs, like just focus on one room at a time rather than your entire living space. Each room you clean, you can acknowledge your hardwork, which should motivate you to keep going or take a break after each room.

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18 Dec 2015, 10:10 pm

Noca wrote:
Maybe you are getting overwhelmed by the size of the job? Make split the job of cleaning up into smaller jobs, like just focus on one room at a time rather than your entire living space. Each room you clean, you can acknowledge your hardwork, which should motivate you to keep going or take a break after each room.


I'm actually doing this now. After taking that accelerated class where all I did was study and go to work for 2 months, nothing got cleaned. The job of cleaning was so overwhelming that I'm taking one room at a time - bathrooms are first, then I cleaned out the closet and donated a lot of clothes to Goodwill and now it's The Waldo Room. What I did do was I ordered a bunch of Swiffer cleaning supplies from Drugstore. com along with clorox bleach wipes and shower and toilet cleaners (things I use the most) that will be delivered monthly with free delivery so I never run out - I hate always having to make trips to the store for cleaning supplies.


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