I Am Far From Ocd But I Love A Clean House.

Sometimes I wake up and the first thing on the agenda is to clean. It is the quietest time of the day- the kids are still half asleep, the air is still cool and the fresh air seems to have healing power as it brings the house to life. There is a calmness as I go from room to room, picking up clothes and toys, sweeping mopping, wiping off tables and countertops, scrubbing dishes and toilet seats. After cleaning, I get dressed for the day and sit down to my laptop, journal and bible- so serene to be able to smell the bleach and the pine sol as I read and pray each morning.

But every day is not made up of cool breezes, rainbows and smiles. Some days I get mad enough to fight someone, spit and curse, break dishes, and a whole lot more. There are days when talking won't help and since I don't have a punching bag, I pull out the bleach, scrub brush, broom, mop and clean until I'm exhuasted. I rearrange furniture, reorganize the kids' room, bag up clothes for goodwill, hit up the baseboards with a toothbrush, clean out window sills, clean out the refrigerator...and othe spring cleaning type projects that scream for attention. Usually at that point my anger has subsided, my thinking is clear and I have peace.

For me, cleaning is my recipe for a good day and my anger management- both I find to be therapeutic.

b4realz b4realz
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4 Responses Dec 3, 2012

I find and think painting is therapeutic I love to paint and haven't for 9 years what about you

I find and think painting is therapeutic I love to paint and haven't for 9 years what about you

I find and think painting is therapeutic I love to paint and haven't for 9 years what about you

I realized that too....I'll clean better when I'm mad haha!