Me Versus Household Tasks

Today's Daily Prompt today: What household tasks do I dislike doing the most? Why? Is it the task or something more?

Housework makes me think of the age old saying, “Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

The first thing I hate doing the most is cleaning the bathrooms. I hate hate hate cleaning the bathrooms. They get done of course. Once I start the task of cleaning them it isn't so bad after all, but I still have a looming dread prior to the task.

The other household tasks, I really don't mind doing and most of the time, I am motivated in doing them. I want my home to be clean and fresh and even more so now that it is on the market.

However, this week for some reason, I have had some lack in motivation. On Monday of this week, I put my furniture polish and rag on top of my old television with the purpose of dusting. Today is Thursday and the polish and rag is still there (and I haven't dusted). This week I am procrastinating.

 

 

 

 

I think it is okay to procrastinate once in a while and give yourself a break. For me, it is like a pat on the back for ever doing housework at all.

It helps me to remind myself, “IT IS OKAY TO GO ONE WEEK WITHOUT DUSTING. IT IS OKAY NOT TO BE PERFECT. IT IS OKAY TO NOT WORRY WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WILL THINK.”

I get wrapped up in, “What if someone comes over and sees dust on my furniture? Or, what if potential buyers come in and see dust on my furniture?”

GUESS WHAT!? THE WORLD WILL NOT END! With that in mind, I think I will simply do blogging today.

Besides, why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?

 

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11 thoughts on “Me Versus Household Tasks

  1. I find that doing the housework can really get the creative juices flowing: probably because I want to be back at my desk writing rather than sweeping the floor 😉

  2. I do the housework when I’m processing stress or anger, which is pretty much every week. It’s just as well because I am one of those who will put off today for tomorrow. I do enjoy pottering around, but hate… I mean REALLY hate the hoovering and laundry

  3. That is quite right. haha the house will still be standing and you will drop. But when you get a bee in your bonnet just go for broke and worry about the consequences tomorrow 🙂 Sharing quality time to-gether is better and so is sharing responsibilities 🙂

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