If you’re feeling overwhelmed, getting started can feel impossible. Let’s break through the overwhelm and find a way to just start, because believe it or not, starting is the hardest part!

If you’re overwhelmed today, this week or always feel overwhelmed, it’s normal, and you can move past it!  These tips are for cleaning and organizing but you can apply them to other areas of your life too. Let’s start small and just get started!

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3 Tips to Get Started When You’re Overwhelmed

  1. Bring someone along!  Turn on music, put in your earbuds or headphones and call someone, find an accountability partner that motivates you, listen to a podcast, an audiobook, have a favorite movie going in the background, include someone in on the cleaning by getting family members involved.
  2. Set a timer. Only have 5 minutes or 15 minutes?  Set a timer and do what you can in that amount of time. If timer goes off and you still want to keep going? Set the timer again and do a little more!
  3. Do the small or big thing first. The reason I clean bathrooms on Mondays? It’s my least favorite task but I know that I’m most motivated on Monday and will most likely get it done. If you have a list of tasks, order it from small to large task and decide which end you’d like to start with.

If you’re new to the Clean Mama Routine or interested in trying it out, this post 5 Tips for a Clean House (most of the time) is a great place to start!