Assignment: How do you keep energized so you can get it all done? bouncy music? treat it like a workout? Do you use a schedule?, a housekeeping binder system? luck of the draw system?.. or is this an area where you need encouragement? Do you need God’s help to keep order and beauty in your dwelling place? Take this week to tell us how You diligently keep going with your housekeeping chores.
In this area I have probably tried everything. Every method seems to work for a while and then something happens that makes me get off track. I always have very good intentions. Currently I am using the when I have a free minute I get it done. I do use a "TO DO LIST", and that does seem to help. There is something satisfying about being able to cross something off of your list. I can be awful with this I will put things down like get up, brush teeth, etc on my list just to cross them off. HEHEHE.
Before summer started I was using a schedule and that was nice but I didn't like that my house was never clean all at the same time and my children seem to make continual messes. I know they still need training in this area and I haven't found the patience or the know how to deal with the messes. I know I love them to be creative but does it have to involve a mess.
The one thing I loved about the schedule is that I seemed to spend a little more time just playing with the kids since I had it scheduled into my day. Right now that doesn't seem to be happening.
Well I guess right now I am just going by the seat of my pants to get my housework done. My house isn't a disaster and we do have clean sheets more than once a year. So maybe I am achieving my goal of being a housewife. I do try to make my husbands work clothes and his dinner a priority. Also before he gets home about one hour before we do try to pick up the house so he walks into a better environment than at work.
I found this verse on a website and it really spoke to me:
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Peter 1:2-4).