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For the Homemaker – Staying Motivated, Staying Happy

How many of your friends complain about their jobs and how unfulfilling it makes their lives? The truth is, one in five people are unhappy in their workplace and career but stick it out because of that much needed paycheck. That brings us to you, the person whose full-time job is to run the household, take control of the entire family and keep the ball rolling. As compared to career-driven, working individuals, we believe a homemaker’s job is far more satisfying and equally (if not more) important.

The responsibilities that come with being a homemaker are challenging, to say the least. Whether you’ve been doing it for years or are a newcomer, the daily duties keep you on your toes and certainly tire you out by the end of the day. So, what can homemakers do to stay motivated and positive on a day to day basis? Read on for answers!

  1. Unclutter Your Life

Clutter comes in all forms; whether it’s your thoughts, your home or relationships, keeping things simple is key. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with what’s going on in your life because that’s when the negativity takes over and you can no longer motivate yourself. To do that, follow these simple rules:

  • Keep your worries to a minimum by making sure that you do your job while your partner does theirs; good things will follow
  • Get rid of things that are cluttering your home; the more breathing space you have, the more at peace you will feel
  • Be open-minded; trust people more, reach out for help when needed and help others when you can
  1. Make Peace with House Cleaning

Most of us dislike household cleaning; but instead of complaining about it or ignoring it, why not accept that it has to be done and make peace with it? Find ways to make cleaning easier and quicker by looking for home cleaning tips online. A clean home definitely brings about more peace of mind so that’s one thing to motivate you already. In addition to that, self-motivation can lie in the fact that a dirty home becomes an unsanitary place to live in and leads illnesses within the household; another is the difference in reaction of visitors when they walk in to a clean home vs a dirty home. We’re sure you can think of some more.

  1. Make Time for Yourself

The worst thing you can do is burn yourself out doing nothing but chores and attending to other responsibilities without taking well-deserved breaks. You will automatically feel demotivated to get on with your day when you don’t have a little ‘you’ time to look forward to. Whether you choose to watch your favorite TV shows during and after lunch, take a midday nap or clock in some exercise in the evening, make sure that you spend 2-3 hours in your day resting or focusing on what you enjoy doing.

  1. Make a Schedule or To-Do List

If you’re a “glass half full” kind of person, schedules and lists are perfect for you; if you’re not, it’s time you became one! Positivity is the difference between feeling motivated to check off things on your to-do list and dreading even doing one of them. But we assure you, once you get used to making lists and schedules for yourself, you will gradually sink in to a routine of getting them done in a timely manner. Being organized in anything you do pays off in the long run.

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