For this week’s pagan blog project, I want to talk about something completely mundane: our homes. I’d like to think that most of us are okay with keeping up our homes. We can walk through the rooms, dishes are kept up, trash is taken out, though sometimes clutter takes over surfaces and the dusting and mopping might not get done as often as they should. We do the best we can, but wish we could do more. What we don’t realize is that the state of our home also reflects the state of our mental health.
I think we don’t realize the impact until something happens that puts us in our homes for an extended length of time or really places the state of our home front and center.
The important thing is to take smaller steps which will lead to the large step of tidying up our homes. A room at a time. A wall at a time. Even a shelf at a time. Just something organized and dusted makes a change and gives momentum to allow us to move onto a larger area and our entire house.
When we are working full-time, taking care of ourselves, family members, and others in our household, we can feel as if we’re “treading water” when it comes to our homes. But we need to take steps to make sure we keep things in order, because a cluttered house is really the sign of a cluttered mind.