My Mother often quotes the old proverb, "A stitch in time saves nine!" I have been a procrastinator in the past, and lately this has been coming back into my thoughts. Especially as a sufferer of fibromyalgia. Pacing oneself to avoid a flare can often become procrastination. And the work snowballs.
I have found that in order for life not to go haywire, it is imperative that we do our tasks as they present themselves, not when we get around to it. Otherwise, it will soon become overwhelming. Here are a few of my thoughts on "a stitch in time saving nine".
*If the stove is dirty, clean it now before it becomes impossibly difficult to do. What may have needed only a cloth or sponge down soon will need a jack-hammer.
*Dishes should at least be soaked if there is no time or in a fibromite's case, no energy, to wash them soon after a meal is finished. Otherwise the food will have hardened and you will end up expending far more energy in cleaning them than is necessary
*Bins should be emptied before they overflow onto the floor.
*Floors should be kept swept clean or else you will trample the dirt into carpeted areas and this will make both scrubbing the floors and vacuuming the carpets more time and energy consuming.
*Toilets should be swished before it needs extra scrubbing.
*Clothes should be folded as soon as possible after they are dried. A handful of clothes to fold and put away is not as daunting as 2 days' worth to do.
It is easier to keep up with your chores than to have to catch up. A stitch in time does save nine!
© Glenys Robyn Hicks
Psalm 90:12 So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.