According to an on-line dictionary 'status quo' is defined as
"the existing state of affairs (at a particular time)"
"the situation as it currently exists."
And that is what I am working hard on doing.
Just keeping my home at the level that it is.
Keep the dishes done, the washing finished fairly regularily and the floors not getting totally out of hand
O and the dining table cleared.
That's a big thing in itself sometimes because our home is so tiny that it often becomes the dumping ground for everything from folding to schoolwork to shopping.
Right now that is "the situation as it currently exists" and that I need to work on maintaining.
Nothing more and nothing less, hopefully.
Anything else is extra and wonderful but not required.
My energy levels keep dropping so I have to focus almost soley on my little home and family.
Whenever I feel too washed out to do anything, I remember that small phrase "keep the status quo" and I know that is all I have to accomplish.
And it works because I am not putting extra burdens on myself by requiring more than I can do. Do you have any personal phrases that keep you sane?