This busy September, when I have taken on additional responsibilities at work, will be traveling eight of the 17 days that are left, is perhaps the wrong time to confront this life issue, but I am so tired of excuses and disarray.
Therefore my three quotes are dedicated to the CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome) of my home.
Quote Number One (Source: Flylady)
Your attitude has to change from “Why do I have to do this!” to “This is my home and I deserve to have a wonderful place to live, this blesses my home, and my family and most of all me!”
My attitude about housecleaning caroms all over the place, from resentment that I have to do it, to frustration that I am so incompetent at it, to amazement at my inability to delegate, even when our home health people are being paid to help, to guilt that I have raised my
children in a place where you always get your laundry out of the pile on the love seat and unexpected guests throw life into a panicked scramble.
Quote Number Two (Source: Six Word Memoirist enginethatcould)
Guilt trip tickets are always non-refundable.
The place that should be my haven and a safe source of comfort (which is different than being an interior decorating showplace: I just mean a reasonably clean and orderly refuge from the rough edges of the world) factors into the weight of guilt I carry around, almost constantly. Guilt at having fun writing a blog post, running, or doing volunteer work when I could be scrubbing baseboards, scrubbing the accumulation of years of neglect off of our bathroom tile, or folding laundry.
In addition to the house, there’s something else I would like to whisk away: guilt.
Quote Number Three (Source: Philadelphia (writer: Ron Nyswaner))
Every problem has a solution.
This one won’t surprise readers familiar with my blog, especially since I featured this quote during Blogust.
It’s time for me to prove to myself what I believe to be true in espousing “every problem has a solution” as one of my favorite quotes.
What has worked for you to overcome tasks which you have avoided (for decades!)?
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many.