If we look to the Bible, the most famous picture of a virtuous woman, the Proverbs 31 woman is seen being a hardworking homemaker as well:
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” – Proverbs 31:27
A homemaker is a busy woman, one who knows what to do, how to do it, and fights the temptation to be lazy.
But yet at times, laziness is too difficult to fight and motivation is hard to find for many homemakers. And even though a homemaker knows that she is wasting precious time, she cannot get out of the rut.
Often a homemaker will find herself overwhelmed when it comes to cleaning, organizing, and decluttering.
She may not even attempt to begin her tasks or clean her home because it may stress her out so much.
There are some things you can do in order to maintain an orderly home and less stressed in our homemaking, and SAVE PRECIOUS TIME.
We were not called to become Pinterest perfect moms or the most wonderful wives in the world.
Nor were called to live our lives in utter despair and complete hopelessness as homemakers.
We can break free from the stresses that burden us and threaten to overwhelm us as wives, mothers, and women.
SEVEN WAYS TO HELP YOU THRIVE AS A HOMEMAKER
Establish a Routine
Establish a Block Schedule
Avoid Time Wasters and Distractions
Find Your Motivation
Keepers at Home Series
Treat Homemaking is a Ministry
The bottom line is that we are all created individually different as women.
Our homes, marriages, families, and lifestyles are different.
We may face different challenges or obstacles in our roles as keepers of our homes.
However, in our roles as homemakers we were all created to glorify the Lord in our day-to-day lives.
That means in all that we do within our homes, how we serve our families, how we love our families, and how we take care of those in our home is a way for us to show our God how much we are grateful for our lives.
Finding that Balance
One must be forewarned that it is too easy to swing to either extreme in homemaking.
You may find yourself living a completely unbalanced life if you are being too perfectionistic and task-oriented or you may be on the other end of the extreme and finding yourself completely unmotivated and accomplishing nothing.
One of the hardest things you will have to overcome is to fight the temptation to be too hard on yourself.
Aim for progress not perfection.
You will be able to find calm in the chaos and glory in the mundane.
Too much criticism on your behalf will discourage you and perhaps cause you to even attempt anything.
Dear sweet mamas and wives: Please give yourself some grace, the same type of grace modeled to us by our Lord.
And as always, stay in the Word.
I would love to hear from you, what is your biggest obstacle in homemaking?
What are you successful at? What tips can you share?