When I am in a total funk and want to spend time on doing things I want to do, the washing basket fills to overflowing, the house is a mess, and my brain is in chaos, usually because I have hit the point of rebellion and am hoping 'the fairies' come in to sort out the house and leave me to play games/do crafts or anything else that doesn't involve hard work.
The 'edge of the basket', i.e. not overflowing, not empty, just below the top, suggests a state of work-life-study-balance. Not a place I see very often, I must admit. But somewhere I would deeply love to return to, as it suggests that I have found time to do things other than wash or study.
Right now though I need to stop the procrastination and see if I can make OU magic happen in my assignment. See you on the other side!!