Friday, January 14, 2011
Inspire Your Inner Housewife.
1. Change Your Thinking
This is most important. Think of your duties in the home as something that is pleasant, creative, and fulfilling a great purpose. Not as drudgery, which is how I usually viewed it. But, with an attitude adjustment, I began to look at taking top notch care of my home in a totally different way. So, stop thinking that it's beneath you to get on your knees and scrub your floor. There is actually a lot of satisfaction from cleaning and maintaining your home. There is a sense of accomplishment with tackling projects in your home, and having a tidy orderly home for your husband to enjoy coming home to after a hard day's work.
2. Wake Up Early And Get Ready
If you're a housewife or have children at home, you need to try to wake up before they do to tackle your chores. But, first, take a shower, and get dressed down to your feet. It's amazing what I can get accomplished and the renewed sense of purpose that I have when I have showered and dressed. I look presentable, and I am ready to do what I need to do for the day.
While the kids are asleep make a list of your to-do's that you want to accomplish for the day. Try to read from the Bible and pray to help center you and keep you in a wonderful mood.
3. Create weekly menus.
It's such a lifesaver to have menus planned in advance. You can grocery shop around your menu and already know what you will be cooking. If possible, try to do most of the prep work for your dinner by lunchtime. Then you won't be as frazzled as the day progresses.
4. Set daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
Set your cleaning goals, project goals like sewing, knitting, and other hobbies, and child rearing goals. Maybe you want to be sure to teach your toddler how to count to ten by the end of the month, and you have
incremental goals in place to help you
achieve it. Maybe you want to have the garage cleaned out by the end of the month, and you set weekly goals to get it done.
5. Read websites and books for inspiration. The books that are great and inspire you to enjoy your duties in the home are : The Happy Housewife by Darla Shine, Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacey McDonald, Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin and A Woman's High Calling by Elizabeth George. My favorite website for homemaking inspiration is Ladies Against Feminism.
Becoming a domestic goddess takes time, hard work and dedication. But, it brings so many rewards and great satisfaction. Choose today to create a home that your family will love coming home to.