Company’s coming for a pancake brunch. They’ll be here in a couple of hours. That’s just enough time to feverishly vacuum, scrub, wipe, dust, wash, de-clutter, and clean the house. Nice idea. But I like my neighbour’s idea better: When it comes to housework, lower your standards…lower your stress.
I’ve been following this advice for a few years now and it usually works. It also frees up my time so that I can write, draw, paint, cook, read, walk, chat, play piano and of course, make a mess.