No matter what task I'm doing in the kitchen, my first necessary job is always emptying the garbage can.
Putting away groceries, washing dishes, making supper, cleaning the fridge, packing lunches ... I always need a fresh trash can. If it's full, it's the place where everything stalls. Junk piles up on the counter instead of getting tossed, then my work space grows cluttered, and I get cranky. Because I need to empty that garbage can.
And you're like ... um, big surprise, Janelle. It's kind of a daily task.
But I'm over here trying to juggle my life and adding new activities and new humans and new busynesses and
never emptying the garbage.
So things build up and I've got about a hundred things I would like to be doing at any given time but I can't because it's full, the garbage can is full, so the counters are full so the table is full so the house is a mess and ...
You get the idea.
And the metaphorical overflowing garbage can? Migraines, or running late, or scheduling two things at once, or being unreasonably cranky (apparently, that's my overflow go-to).
So how do you empty your garbage can? How do you clear your schedule, clean out some mental space, keep internal tidiness? What works for you, friends? Give me some pointers.