The responsibility of running a home can overwhelm me at times. Especially now that I have three little children in the house, the work and mess of it are unending.
I’ve given up on perfection and pride, because there is none of those to be had in my home in this season. A home isn’t worth that level of devotion anyway. Rather, when I’m doing the work of it, I strive for a better overall average quality of living.
Because let’s be honest, that floor I just swept is going to be crumbing again within the next few hours. That glass I cleaned will be hand-printed again by the end of the day. By the time I finish a weekly laundry haul (a two-day process), all the hampers are halfway filled back up.
There is no arriving, but I have still managed to eek out some semblance of balance within my home. To this end, habit has been my greatest resource and friend.
There are quite a few habits that I implement with relative consistency, but here are four that I believe make a quick difference in the equation.
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