Our House Doesn’t Always Look Like This – Sometimes It’s Even Worse

Meh...I have zero motivation for anything I should be doing. Nothing. Not an ounce of energy. And it’s not some monumental project causing my inability to get off the couch. It’s little things, like sweeping the floor.

Our House Doesn't Always Look Like This - Sometimes Its Even WorseMy house doesn’t handle neglect well. She’s been pampered and spoiled with the years my grandparents lived here.

Used to get a floor waxing done every Saturday. There wasn’t a speck of dust to be found.

I could use kids as an excuse for why housekeeping has declined over the years but my grandparents raised their kids here too.

So that just isn’t holding water.

And it’s not that I don’t like a clean home. I really appreciate it. It feels good. I’m just not willing to put in the amount of energy needed to match the standards my grandparents held…weekly floor waxing for example. 

It’s just how it is. Acceptance right? 

Our homes don’t need to be perfect. Spotless doesn’t get you healthy. Just like hoarding (there’s a d in there people) doesn’t get you healthy either.

There has to be balance. Isn’t that the way life works? There are ebbs and flows. There are times when motivation is high and times when it’s low. Feeling guilty isn’t good for anyone. And really, the floor is going to get swept at some point.

So what was the deal in the first place?

Time to find your slippers and put on the coffee. Forget about the ‘because I should and focus your attention on what you want to do right now, in this moment.

And own it.

I’m going for a nap.

Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!