“Care for our actual houses, however humble, is also care for the soul.” – Thomas Moore
We want our homes to be havens. A place we share with our families and friends. Our own little sanctuary, an extension of ourselves where we relax and can be ourselves. We have visions of how we want it to look. Thoughts of how great it would be if every area in our home was organized for look, feel and function. Maybe you have areas, trouble spots that just never seem to function well or stay organized or perhaps you sometimes feel like you live in a “messy’ cave and that messy cave is leaving you feeling anything but relaxed.
“Part of organizing is to internalize a sense of consequence so that you become aware that saving one piece of paper at one point in time could lead you to an overwhelming mountain of papers later on.” Marilyn Paul, Ph.D. said that in her book “It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys“. Guess what? It’s so true.
No matter how many times I ignore those dishes in the sink, they never wash themselves. Worse yet, they multiply!
We all have things we don’t like to do or struggle with making the time to complete. We put it off and our homes become less than peaceful.
Perhaps for you, not having a routine to sort the mail frequently has you facing a mountain of paper screaming for your attention. Me? I hate doing the dishes. What is it that YOU avoid doing? What is it costing you? What would it feel like once the task is finished?
Well, I’m off to clean the kitchen… It will be good for my soul.
+ think added bonus, all the little tasks that get done add up to tidy areas and a major sense of accomplishment when we take the 10-30 minutes here and there to do them.