Friday, January 28, 2011
Why does housework seem like such a chore? Is it because it never really seems to be done? Is it because I've been doing it for so many years I can't remember not having to do it?
A couple of years ago my husband, my daughter and her husband, and I went on a cruise. It was so great having someone cater to my every need. Need something to eat? Go visit the 24 hour buffet. And no dishes to wash. Ready to go to bed? Open the cabin door to a turned down bed with the lights turned down low and a chocolate on the pillow. The sheets are clean & I didn't do the laundry. But, alas, I can't afford to go on a cruise all my life.
There are times when I am able to provide myself a clean, organized place to live. Just when I think I've set up the routines to allow this to be a continual habit, I slack off. The feelings of being overwhelmed by all the work that needs to be done to keep the house clean and organized returns.
I know from several tries at Flylady how important doing a concentrated 15 minutes of work can be. I've proved it to myself. I know how important setting up routines and following them can be to reducing stress. So why do I keep running a muck?