7 Homemaking Disciplines You Need to Do Daily.
Being a homemaker isn’t as easy as everyone thinks. In fact, being a homemaker takes effort and discipline. Every single homemaker has to decide on things she will spend time doing every day. Time is precious, so you can’t do everything, but what should be the priorities on your to-do list? I recommend these 7 Daily Disciplines for Every Homemaker!
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To be successful there are certain homemaking disciplines that one must partake in every single day. If you want your house to run as smooth as possible, then these 7 daily disciplines are for every homemaker.
7 Daily Disciplines for Every Homemaker
1. Make Your Bed
Who knew that something as simple as making your bed could keep you disciplined as a homemaker! Making the bed is such a small task, but there are many positives to making your bed each morning.
Making your bed is sort of that “accomplished task” of the day feeling. It’s something you can do that is quick, but very satisfying. This daily discipline just gets you off on the right foot every single day.
2. Get Dinner Started
Is there anything worse than it being 5 P.M. and you don’t know what you’re making for dinner? One daily discipline for every homemaker is to get dinner started.
A slow cooker is an excellent tool to help you get more dinners started earlier. And if you’ve prepared freezer meals you can just dump them into your slow cooker and go on with your day! It doesn’t get much easier than that!
3. Theme Your Days
Another daily discipline for every homemaker is to theme your days. Back in the day, homemakers used to have certain days in which they did certain chores. Monday may have been laundry day, Tuesday may have been errand day, etc. It just depended on the day and the homemaker.
When you theme your days as a homemaker, you get a lot more done! Whatever you choose to do, just know that giving your days a theme is a very strong discipline. The more you stick to the original schedule, the better!
4. Get Dressed from Head to Foot
As a homemaker, it’s sometimes easy to stay in our pajamas all day. It’s comfortable and you’re just at home anyways. However, a great daily discipline is to get into the habit of getting dressed from head to foot.
When you wake up in the morning, make it a point to get dressed. You don’t need to be dressed in anything fancy, it just needs to not be pajamas. Just getting dressed will make you feel good and like you can tackle anything!
5. Think About the Bigger Picture
Being a homemaker may be what season of life you’re in right now and that’s great. But I always like to think of the bigger picture.
Right now, I’m a homemaker, so how can I make money from my homemaking skills? Every homemaker should have the discipline of looking at the bigger picture. Don’t just think of what can be done in your home, but how you can make money using the skills you have.
Here are a few ideas:
Cooking for people who are too busy to cook
Creating homemade cleaners to sell
Offering laundry services to those who are too busy to do their laundry
Teach language or music lessons (you could even do this online)
Do surveys for money
I think you get the point here. Of course, if you don’t need the money or this isn’t a good season of life for you to be seeking extra money, then don’t worry about it.
6. Spend Time Thinking & Meditating
As a homemaker, you’re usually on the go a lot. However, one daily discipline to keep on the forefront of your mine is thinking and meditating.
Find a quiet space in your home. If you can spend 5-10 minutes meditating or thinking about life, then good for you! Having time to sit down, think, and plan is important to any homemaker’s life. If you’re new to meditation, you can find good short guided meditations on YouTube and there are also a lot of great free meditation apps for smartphones!
7. Get Plenty of Rest
Staying up late and getting up early will make you tired in a flash. So it’s important to get plenty of rest as a homemaker, you certainly can’t run yourself ragged.
One daily discipline that a lot of homemakers should follow is getting plenty of rest. Go to bed early and get up early. You can even go to bed late, but at least allow yourself time to sleep in.
Rest is an important component to being successful in life. Are you getting the rest that you need?
So those are my top 7 daily disciplines for every homemaker. If you follow these, you’re sure to have wonderfully productive days!
What is one daily discipline that you follow? I’d love to hear all about your tips in the comments!
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