First of all, I made my bed. No progress on the rest of the room, really, except for bringing one item down/taking one item up every time I make a trip up or down the stairs, but it’s a start.
Next: the dishes. I really DID unfuck my morning by washing everything that was in the sink last night. (Well, almost. We ate ice cream after I did that so there were two custard cups and two spoons. NBD.) So this morning, all I had to do was two breakfast bowls, two juice glasses, my coffee cup and filter-holder, and those ice cream cups and spoons.
But I set the timer for 20 minutes when I went into the kitchen, and I sprayed the stovetop with cleaner before I started.
Those twenty minutes let me wash the dishes, INCLUDING the microwave turntable and the cutting board, wipe down the stovetop (including the top of the backsplash, which was nasty) and the counters and the inside of the microwave, and put everything tidily back in its place.
I’m damned impressed by how much I was able to do in those 20 minutes.
Can I get an AMEN?