Another good thing I learned early in sobriety, when my house was a mess just like my life, was the following:
Sitting in an A.A. meeting, a newly sober person asked – quite seriously – how to clean his house.
A person with many years of sobriety suggested that when he went home, he pause just before entering, take two deep breaths, and then open the door. The suggestion continued that whatever his eyes lighted on first, he should clean. If it was a table piled with junk, clear it. If it was a sink of dishes, wash them. If it was a dirty floor, sweep it.
The idea was to concentrate on doing one thing at a time. I use this technique, too, and it works. I’m not capable of concentrating on cleaning my whole house, but I can clean one spot at a time.
One thing at a time.