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14 Ways for Homemakers to Get Motivated


“I don’t even know where to begin, my house is disaster.”

“I cannot find my motivation today.”


 

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As the keepers of our home, we know that the laundry needs to be done, babies need to bathed, toddlers need to be fed, and our husbands want dinner every night.

Yet at times in our life we just don’t feel like working.  I know there are days that you don’t feel like doing a thing, and maybe a lazy day is in order, but most of the time we need to GET TO WORK!

So, what do you do when you just cannot find the energy to get up?

  1. Caffeine: Often caffeine in the form of coffee or tea will provide just enough of a boost to get you up and off the couch.

  2. Prayer: This should be the first thing you do when you feel stuck. Ask the Lord to help you and renew your mind and heart.

  3. Listen to a podcast: I love to listen to sermons on podcasts as I am dusting, folding laundry, or doing dishes. Not only am I getting the Word of God, my household duties are getting done and I don’t even notice what I am doing.

  4. Exercise: Give yourself a 15 minute block of time for exercise. Exercise has been proven to be more effective than a cup of coffee for that afternoon slump that affects so many of us as mothers and wives.

  5. Focus: Think about the task at hand or whatever needs to be done.

  6. Healthy Food: Often just the simple fact of nourishing your body with healthy food and minerals is enough to get you back to feeling movitated.

  7. Reward yourself:  Give yourself an incentive once you have finished a task.  Do you love reading? Allow yourself time to read that favorite book you have been dying to read.

  8. Self-discipline: Nobody is control of what you do, besides you.  Learn how to exercise discipline over actions.  Good habits take time to develop.  Take the time to discipline yourself and train yourself in this new habit of motivation.

  9. Great purpose: Ask yourself what is your “WHY”?  Why do you need to get up and get moving?

  10. Follow a routine:   Behind every successful homemaker is a routine.  A routine is an outline for the day and within it are the perimeters by which we work towards goals.

  11. Essential Oils: The use of essential oils can improve vitality, energy, and reduce fatigue. My favorite oils for when I lack motivation are peppermint, lemon, and orange.

  12. Declutter: Mind and soul. Take the time to talk to God about what is on your mind and in your heart.  Give your burdens to Him and lay them down at the foot of the cross. We were not meant to be anxious and worrisome.  Just having a heavy heart or worried mind, can bring us down and prevent us from being productive in our daily habits.

  13. Give yourself a pep talk: Talk yourself into working and take it one step at a time!  How many times have you given a depressed friend a little encouragement?  Sometimes we just need that kick in the pants to encourage ourselves to be able to get up and…..

  14. Just Do It!

Fight Laziness and Find the Joy in Homemaking



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