Do you struggle with housework?

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Do you struggle with housework? I must admit today I was really struggling to care for my home. I wanted to give it a beautiful clean and polish, however I just wasn’t feeling motivated. As I looked at the dishes in the sink, the filthy floors and stinky toilet, and clothes on the floor. I thought house work, I have all these chores to do today, now that’s exciting!   I then thought why do I do it. Well I do it because it makes me feel good to live in a clean tidy house. I like order, I need order and I find order comforting. I also like to provide a comfortable and clean environment for my family, it is one of the ways I take care of them.  Housework is about caring for me, and caring for my family. Therefore it only makes sense to change the work from house work to home care, and those chores have become important daily tasks. It now sounds so much more enticing. After all important people do not do chores they do important tasks or projects.  With enthusiasm I got stuck into my tasks, washing dishes, picking up clothes and do oodles of washing, vacuuming floors, cleaning toilets and bathrooms. Then I hit an obstacle when it came to mopping the floors. Whoops I broke two mops, I did manage to finish my floors, however now I need a new mop. I am not sure what the deep and meaningful message of my broken mops are. Maybe it is suggesting I need a new approach to cleaning or I should just go do some other self-care activity that is a little more enjoyable. Any way I put the music on, opened up the windows and now have delightfully clean floors. Now off to do some ironing and listen to a pod cast. Through listening to podcasts ironing time has been transformed into such an intellectually stimulating part of the day.
 
Quote: Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy~Author Unknown
 
I think the above quote is important to keep in mind, yes I want a clean house not a sterile stiff house. 
 
 
   
What is your perspective on housework ?  Would love to hear your comments on the subject.  
 
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5 thoughts on “Do you struggle with housework?

  1. Holy cow! Thanks for linking to my post! It makes my heart happy that I’m not the only adult who struggles with the correct attitude toward cleaning house. I like what you said – “important people do not do chores they do important tasks”. I think if we continue to think of ourselves as worth it, and remember how important we are to the people we live with, it greatly helps us have a positive attitude 😀

    • Thank-you for your comment, I think having a positive attitude really makes a difference, and we should value the things we do because you are right we are worth it.

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  3. I have to say there’s a huge satisfaction in having the place clean and tidy. I find it very difficult to relax in a dirty or messy house. My sister who lives with me and does not share my attitude can’t understand why I waste my free time washing up or vacuuming. But she doesn’t understand that the knowledge I’m in a clean house will make the remainder of my free time SO much more enjoyable! Mamagoingsolo.com stopping by from Digital Carnival 🙂

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