Day 11 – Peaceful Kitchen

31 days Flourish-Day

Day 11 begins the study of Peace.  It should have been day 10 but there was simply nothing to give yesterday!

Freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquillity; serenity.

We’ve been moving the last 3 days. It has been a whirlwind of commotion, boxes, utility companies, more boxes, contact paper, appliances, and many more boxes.  I grossly underestimated the amount of work it would entail…18 hour work days, achey (I can’t believe they hurt this bad) feet, and a brain that cannot hold any more details.  Add in an 18th birthday party and homecoming weekend and you’ve got quite a shindig! It’s been  a crazy couple of days.

Tonight I finished the kitchen.  Isn’t it amazing the power of a clean, orderly kitchen on our psyche?

IMG_4649But then there’s the one last section, that at 10:30p, I resigned that would have to wait until tomorrow:

IMG_4650 I was struck as I was wrapping up this evening that my life fluctuates like my kitchen right now. When I am careful with my calendar and the way I spend my time, my life is peaceful, uncluttered and very pleasant to be in.  When I say yes too much, become too busy or rushed, or fill my time with mindless pursuits, my psyche becomes like above…totally and completely out of control.

What about you?  Where are you today…peaceful kitchen or chaotic kitchen?

Night – DM

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.