The washing pile, the ironing pile. The dishes. The full dishwasher. The dusting, the windows. The toilets, the bathrooms. The school lunches, the dinners. The nappies, the bottles. The homework, the readers.
There are so many things that need to be done on a daily basis that just seem so boring, so monotonous, just so mundane.
We’d rather the big moments, the unusual, the spontaneous and celebrate them. But we can’t live of those moments and we have to change our way of thinking about those mundane things.
We need to stop and notice the simple things. All the simple little things that add up to big things.
Find joy in being the mother who is at home doing the chores, keeping the house looking shmick.
Find joy in the routine of your work and think of it as security.
Find joy in caring for your children. Notice the small things and enjoy them needing you.
Find joy in completing tasks and seeing the end product.
Find joy in being tired and appreciate that you have had a full day.
In the end, it will be the small things that matter the most. It will be the days at home that you will remember with clarity.
It will be the slow memory making days that your children will cherish. It will be the haven that you created that they too, will one day want to have for themselves.
So, have joy in the mundane. It’s not as mundane as you may think!
How do you keep joy in the mundane?