My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Making Humdrum Chores Fun

There is no such thing as a humdrum chore. It is our attitude that affects us. As I've said before, I find joy in the mundane things around the house because of the way I approach it. If I have ironing to do, I may take a bit longer to do it, but I go about it cheerfully. It's a difficult chore if one has a bad back, so I "break it into periods of time." I'll iron a few shirts and then come in on the computer and do something, then go back to it and take another "break" when I'm feeling as though I need one. Same with most things. If it is boring to you, it is only because you make it so. Make them fun to do.

I usually have a drink with me when coming to my office; although, I never put the liquid on my desk. It sits behind me on a credenza. This I learned from spilling a glass of mango/orange juice into my keyboard! Never ever again. Always on the credenza.

If you have to write some correspondence then, put soothing music on and a flower on your desk and write! If you have something you absolutely detest doing, just do it. There is nothing to it but to do it. It'll pass quickly and you'll have gotten the chore done. :-) Always have a positive attitude whatever you are doing. Find the "joy" in it.


  1. Ok, I'll try to think of this post as I'm doing laundry tonight! Love you.

  2. I do the same thing when it comes to paying bills. I have a cheery Mary Engelbreit bill organizer that I use. I put on nice soft music in the background, light a nice scented candle (gardenia right now), and I have a jeweled calculator and a pen with rhinestones!! It makes bill paying so much more pleasant.

  3. That is such a wonderful of living...We are only on this earth for a short time, and we should make the best of it.

  4. I do the same thing, a little of this a little of that. Mix it up a bit! (My husband calls it Attention defecit, oh well it works for me!)

  5. Hey Miss Connie, I actually love to iron!
    Its one of my favorite things to do!
    As for the chores I don't like to do...I put on some fast paced oldies music and that puts me in the mood!

    Hugz, Dolly

  6. I like the idea of taking a break. Nothing like changing direction, to perk up both 'jobs.' Or a better way to say it is probably... that you can come back refreshed... to your first task, after a little break.



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