Be proactive and transform your house into a home to relax in – Photo Courtesy: CMA Plastering of Australia
Do you find yourself coming home from work and no longer feeling the excitement you used to? Maybe you’ve become accustomed to those same four walls, the leaky faucet that never seems to get fixed and the curtains that clash with everything else in your bedroom. No matter how busy you may be, there are ways to get around to crossing items off the never-ending to-do list, known as life.
Time Restraints Don’t Have to Hold You Back
You may work a minimum of 5 days a week, find yourself constantly saying ‘yes’ to overtime and only have the vaguest idea what the definition of a ‘weekend’ is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a home that you’re enthused to return to. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the daily tasks and find yourself putting off some of the most important things: such as cleaning your room or getting that laundry done that’s been staring you down for over a week. However, when you take on bits and pieces at a time, you’d be surprised how quickly progress is made.
Sure, the last thing you may want to do right after dinner is grab the laundry out of the dryer and fold it, but doing so is going to mean not worrying about it later. The same goes for those bills staring you down on your counter. Filing them used to seem easy, but now you’re just too tired to get the job done. When you have a moment, even just 2, begin the project. Having a cleaner counter is going to put your mind at ease, and give you one less thing to have to worry, or feel guilty about.
Using Your Vacation Time for More than Vacation
Getting time off from work is always nice, and it can be so easy to fall into the ‘I’m not doing anything other than relax’ trap. While it may not seem like it in the beginning, using even just a small portion of your time off in order to fix that broken tile floor, repaint your walls or clean up your yard is going to make going back to work much easier.
What we mean is – no one wants to come home to a messy environment. If you make changes, even minor ones, excitement will begin to replace dread.
Procrastination Leads to More Stress
If you haven’t already noticed, once the cycle of procrastination begins, it can feel as though you’ll never get out. The number of phone calls you have to make, bills you have to pay, carpets you have to clean or dishes you have to wash aren’t going to mysteriously disappear on their own (although we wish they could!). Treat today as the fresh start that it is. Cut yourself slack for the days you didn’t do anything and make it a point to fit these little tasks into your work week. Start with a timeframe that makes you comfortable and do everything in your power to stick with it. Don’t you just love feeling accomplished?
Today’s post can be attributed to James Anderson. He is the owner of CMA Plastering a firm which specializes in solid plastering in Melbourne. Apart from his professional commitments, he also likes blogging about various topics related to home improvement.