As I was thinking through all of this last night, I remembered something I did a while back to help me to combat the sense of impending doom I feel any time I spot a cobweb in our house...
A "Done" List.
Throw your to-do list out the window. It is too long, and burdensome, my friend! Instead, write a list of all the things big or small, that you accomplish in a day. It could be as simple as "Loaded the dishwasher", or "Folded the laundry", or "Quality time with kids". (Let's all remember what's important here!)
As you add more and more things to the list, you will feel empowered in two ways:
1) You will realise how much you accomplish in your normal day to day activities. You do things that you might not even think to put on a "to do" list!
2) Focusing on all the things that you have done, rather than a list of the things you haven't done, may give you the feeling that you have "earned" the right to a little bit of a break.
So...Who's going to scrap their to-do list for at least one day this week? What other tactics do you use to keep from feeling overwhelmed by all of the housework?