March 14, 2009
Sometimes, I get on a roll when cleaning the house, slipping into a zen-like state of just being and doing, and it is about getting everything as clean as possible, not about finishing in a certain amount of time. Most of the time, I have a limited amount of cleaning time so I power through, mentally using some variation of the 80/20 rule. I like knowing that things are really, truly clean, however, and seem to have a lower tolerance for clutter and dust bunnies than most people I know. I become unhappy and uncomfortable in dirty or messy surroundings.