Home doesn’t have to be perfect to be a blessing. View it as a blessing and you can treasure and cherish it, taking care of it out of gratitude.
I recently went on a two week road trip. Maybe it’s just the pregnancy hormones, but I got so homesick! I missed everything about my home, including being able to take care of my home. I couldn’t WAIT to get home so I could clean it, keep it tidy, make it lovely and welcoming. I guess I just got a different perspective after being away, and I started thinking of my home as a precious precious blessing. When you love something and cherish it, you want to take care of it! Before, house cleaning felt like a burden, something that I had to do.
When I got back, I spent most of the next week cleaning. In fact, remember that handy checklist I posted on Saturday? I used that and completed all of my 3x weekly, weekly, AND MONTHLY tasks in just one week. I didn’t love all of the tasks themselves, but I loved that I was in my home and able to give it the TLC it needed.
The lesson I took away from that was that perspective can change everything. It can change the perceived difficulty of tasks, it can change energy levels, it can change motivation. I’m so thankful for the chance to miss my home and the chance to come back and take care of it. 🙂 Of course, that did wear off and this week I’m not quite so perky on the cleaning front, but that’s okay! I took advantage of it while I had it, and I’m going to find new ways to remind myself how grateful I am for this home!