A homemaker must be extremely detail-oriented to be effective at keeping their home clean and functional.
From organizing various household items to ensuring that floors and windows are clean and if possible streakless, you also need to observe, you need to be able to figure out what needs improving and how it is functioning for you and your family.
As a homemaker, you need a keen eye for detail. The more thorough a homemaker is at completing their tasks, the less often you need to repeat the task and the longer the system will function.
Often said, the devil is in the details but this devil pushes you in many ways to look beyond the obvious.
Attention to detail goes beyond cooking. It’s about variety, nutrition and taking individual dietary restrictions into consideration. It goes beyond washing dirty laundry. It’s about removing any stains, mending tears and ensuring it is wrinkle free.
Paying attention to detail requires you look beyond the mundane, repetitive tasks you are constantly doing. Same old, same old, will make you complacent. Here are are few ways to train yourself to noticing the details.
Pay attention to at least one task a day and decide how you are faring. This will help you notice some of the details you might otherwise be overlooking.
Get a buddy
Fresh eyes might help you see things a little differently. Discussing and bouncing ideas of a like minded friend might be just what you need.
Carry a camera
The eye misses so many things that a camera will catch. Take a picture of the area and comment on it as critically as you can (without demotivating yourself!)
Have a Planner
What everyone needs is a place to write down all those ideas, tasks and whatever else occupies your mind. By writing everything down, you are clearing space in your head to focus better on the task at hand.
Get a Planner that will see you through the whole year!
If you feel you are no longer motivated to do all those things you do daily, maybe what you need is some inspiration! Check out Pinterest or Youtube, or read blog posts that will motivate you by offering tips, visual inspiration and even a how to.
You might have too many distractions. It could be your buzzing phone or scheduled meetings that you are mentally prepping for and your focus is definitely divided. Have a fixed schedule for attending to your phone and replying to messages and e-mails etc. It does go back to – avoid multitasking but it is worth a separate mention.
Stop and Restart
If you stop doing something for a few days, you might find the value in doing it. It’s like not knowing what to cook so decide to have takeaway all week. By day 4 or 5, you will probably realise it is costing way too much and you miss your own cooking. This will help you reevaluate and even appreciate what you do.
Take a few minutes to take a look around you. Observe your surroundings. Think about what you like or you would like to see instead. Get your note book and make some notes for further reference and to-do list making.
I hope these tips will be useful to feeling less “stuck” and uplifting the complacency. If you want to discuss this further. please do not hesitate to reach out and leave me a comment/question.
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