I have no motivation whatsoever today, so I thought making a nice pretty list complete with a glitter gold star would make getting things done a little easier, or at least a little more fun. I don't know how things are in your house, but after a weekend with hubby/daddy home, there is a lot to do around here! My friend Joree wrote a post on her blog recently that got me thinking. She wrote about how hard it can be to feel motivated as a SAHM to get cleaning and chores done, and I completely agree. When I worked, I could always find motivation to clean/do chores before work by reminding myself how nice it would be to come home to a clean house with dinner waiting in the crockpot. When you're home all day it's often hard to motivate yourself because, let's face it, there's usually no reward. Hmm...I'd better clean the living room so that my baby can tear it apart in an hour when he wakes up. Or wow, I really should make dinner, except that I just cleaned the kitchen and I don't want to get anything else messy again. Sometimes it's just easier to lay on the floor in your babies room, in your yoga pants and high school sweatshirt, while your child crawls all over you scratching your face and trying to stick their fingers in your mouth.
In those moments, it's hard to find the motivation to get up and get going. There is one thing that is always in the back of my mind that helps to motivate me. Wondering what that is? Ok, I'll tell you. It's the thought of my hardworking lineman, freezing his butt off for 10 hrs a day, 6 days a week all because he loves me and Riggs so much. Just one thought of him coming home to utter chaos and no dinner always seems to inspire me to get up and get certain things done by the time he gets home each day.
|Steve is on the left, old picture but you get the idea|