When it comes to homemaking, it can sometimes feel like an endless task. The end of the day can leave you exhausted and maybe even overwhelmed. While we may endure some short periods of survival mode just to get through the day, it can be challenging to get back to intentional homemaking afterward.
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Here are 10 Tips for Getting Back to Intentional Homemaking.
Get dressed for the day
You don’t have to do your hair and makeup every single day. It’s essential, though, to get dressed in your most comfortable and confident outfit. This one thing will help set your motivation to accomplish your daily homemaking tasks.
Look for inspiration wherever you can
Look for little ways to find inspiration wherever you can. It can be the promise of free time, a special treat after cleaning the kitchen, or even just a date with your spouse. Little bits of inspiration can help keep you going.
Make it a goal to clean something every single day
Even if it’s only one counter, make it your goal to clean something every single day. A little will eventually start to add up, and before you know it, your whole house will be cleaner.
Routine and Planning for Intentional Homemaking
Create a daily routine
Create a daily routine to not only help you stay on track with your to-do list but to make sure that you are making time for everything you need to get done. Routines will help you get more done in less time.
Make a plan for your home and your time
You have limited time and can’t do everything yourself. Make a plan of what you need to get done and how you want to use the time you have available.
Make a list of your most important tasks for the day
Prioritize the essential tasks in your daily plan. Make these necessary tasks your top priorities for the day before you do anything else.
Make use of your calendar and schedule
It’s necessary to have a planner or calendar to keep track of your daily tasks and plans. Sometimes just using a piece of paper or trying to keep it “all in your head” can get lost. With all of your tasks and plans written down in a planner, remembering what needs to done for the day will be less stressful.
Do some meal planning and meal prep
Even if you don’t have time to completely prepare your meals ahead of time, just doing some meal planning and meal prep can help you gain hours of your day back! Take the time to prepare your food ahead of time so you can create a wonderful meal for your family with less work.
The most important tip for Getting Back to Intentional Homemaking!
Start your day with Jesus
Whether in a daily morning prayer or a regular devotional time, starting your day with Jesus is the most important “task” that you can do to have a successful and intentional homemaking day.
These Scriptures of Encouragement Coloring Post Cards might make a great addition to your morning devotional time, especially on those days that you get a late start to your morning when you want to spend a few minutes reflecting in the Word, but are running short on time.
Last but not the least…
Reconnect with your family
Don’t forget to reconnect with your family. Spend quality and intentional time with your family every single day. Have a family game night, go on a family walk, or have a family Bible reading time. Even just sitting down together for breakfast or dinner every day can make a huge difference.
And here’s a Bonus Tip!
Give yourself a little grace
It’s okay not to be perfect, and the moment you realize this, so many doors will open up for you. Give yourself a little grace when things don’t go as planned.
No matter how you found yourself lost in your homemaking way, I hope that these tips help you get back to the place you want to be, and the home you want to have.