The biggest frustration of housework is the feeling that the job is never done. There is always something more to clean, organise or tidy and the washing just keeps on coming. Two small kids at home makes it worse. No sooner have I cleaned under the dining table (or anywhere else they inhabit), and the crumbs are back the next time they come through.
I never feel the satisfaction of finishing.
So what is the solution?
A small shift in attitude is required. The housework will never all be done, but I can decide what needs to be done each day. When the list is complete, it’s time to put my feet up or do something fun. If I see something else that needs to be cleaned, add it to the list for another day. Simple!
OK, it’s not that simple, but as I establish routines and task lists and setting realistic goals for myself, it’s becoming easier.
Housecleaning is an endless struggle, but maybe with a small change in mindset, I can appreciate my day-to-day achievements and not feel so overwhelmed.
Do you feel frustrated because the housecleaning never ends? Do you set goals and relax when they’re done? How do you get passed the never-ending-ness of it all?
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