A New Perspective on Housework


Nine children helped set me free from the prison of perfectionism, especially about housework. Something I considered  an essential  element of a well run household was sacrificed with each additional child. Life was reduced to the basics.
 A new perspective on housecleaning set me free from guilt as I realized that: 
If I cleaned my house everyday for two weeks at the end of that time period,…..  my house would be clean.

If I cleaned my house once a week for two weeks, at the end of the experiment,… my house would be clean.

And what if I cleaned my house only once, at the end of the two weeks?

My house would be just as clean as if I had done it everyday. It might take a bit longer is all.

This new way of viewing housework lifted a whole burden of guilt off my shoulders.

Now that my kids are grown up,I have kept the same philosophy in the face of the joyful demands of gardening and writing .

 

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