We spend the whole week waiting for the weekend to arrive!
We even celebrate the smell of its freedom by cheering happy Friday to one another.
Let's face it, we need our time off to recuperate and re-energize for the upcoming week.
Really how much are we truly allowing ourselves to let go, to re-energize ourselves, and be able to re-connect with us and our families?
Is pretty safe to say that many of us are faking it until we make it with our energy levels and our well-being balances too.
We know, we will be better prepared if we have spent some time performing physical activities over the weekend, getting that blood circulation going.
Maybe just a walk to enjoy the fresh air of summer mornings, accompanied by the shining rays of the sun that penetrate our souls with the warming welcome of a new day.
There are so many places to explore around us, mini adventures waiting to embrace the living life in us. The most valuable thing we have is time! We can't put a price on that right?
Now, let's take whatever you make an hour and times that by the amount of time it takes us to complete our laundry chores weekly or monthly; is this really the value we are giving ourselves and our only free time, the value of laundry?
In case you missed it, on my last blog you will find some research about the excessive time consumption involving our never ending laundry stories.
Laundry is the most time consuming chore, for most people it usually lasts days to complete, and it continues to restart over and over like a regular work week but without the pay.
There seriously is something very wrong about this picture; whatever we invest our free time and energy in, this is what will either shape us or consume us.
Truth is that anything which is not re-charging us with energy, anything that isn't developing us inside out, is definitely consuming our productive energy levels, agreed?
Consider it from the perspective of the health and wellness life balance. Research shows that our 24-7 lifestyles have health consequences.
During an interview with CNN, Dr. Mathew Sleeth explained that:
"this going 24/7 is having health consequences, and leading more to depression and anxiety." He went on to remind us that "for almost 2,000 years, Western culture stopped--primarily on Sunday--for 24 hours. Even when I was a child, you couldn't buy gasoline, you couldn't buy milk. The drug stores weren't open. The only thing that was open was the hospital...society just had a day where they put in park. That was..until the last 30 years or so." This is why Dr. Sleeth recommends "taking a stop day, a day where you cease from your labors entirely."
Many of us seem to struggle on the shutting down part, we struggle to juggle-in enough time to fully develop our creative ideas, to recuperate our energies for the upcoming week of work.
We feel that we are not spending proper care time into our friendships...into our most important relationships, including our own selves.
We can be better self developers by creating reservoirs of free time-spots for us throughout the week.
Because we definitely deserve our entire weekends to unplug from work and chores; we deserve our weekends to invest in fun time, invest in those we love for the sake of our health, growth, and development.
This life is a one-time only roller coaster! Don't drain your free time on laundry.
In a great read by Mr. Eric Barker we can find awesome key ideas to dealing with work-life balance. He explains that:
- Everything is not equally important. Do fewer things, and do them well.
- Decide what your values are--and which ones take precedence.
- Do the things that get disproportionate results. Avoid doing what's exactly in front of you because proximity does not equal priority.
- Focus on the things only you can do better.
- Do the important things which must be done now.
Let's be honest if you own your own business or work full time hours... if you have children and parent teacher meetings and much bigger priorities than the endless piles of laundry we all procrastinate (a lot) on; we need to re-evaluate our work-life balance stories.
No more faking it until we make it; this quality of life is just not right for those of us that plan to be human one lifetime.
Please take a moment to think of the things that spark life into you. Continue to be you , but this time out loud!
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Gratitude and love your way always, our best wishes for a breezy upcoming week. Hopefully, you have completed all of your laundry chores LOL.
Every mom will tell you that they feel like they spend their entire lives doing laundry. Laundry is the never-ending story of our weekly chores, and to some people; laundry is the beginning of their work week.
Apparently, it is not enough to pay hundreds and thousands of dollars yearly depending on family size, on laundry washes. You also have to put in the hard work during your supposed “off” time. Some folks have considered nudism and even throwing clothes away, to avoid extra loads of laundry and utility bill increases.
Ecozone company took the liberty of surveying 4,400 mothers that felt the same way about laundry time consumption. Their research also indicated that more than 55 percent of mothers confessed that “they sometimes put the washing machine on the wrong setting, at least three times in the last year which has left their clothes spinning for far too long - a total of one-and-a-half hours longer."
Research continued on to show that "Six out of ten mothers have left washed clothes in the machine by mistake which has meant they've had to be washed again." We all hate it when we do this, but somehow we continue to do it, we continue to allow laundry to consume so much of our time. Time we could use to connect with ourselves, to connect with the people we love. We therefore allow laundry to consume our relationships, our friendships, and a great deal of our lifetime. At some point we need to stop and ask ourselves, how much is laundry really costing us?
More than one of the sources cited websites here indicated that some families can spend easily over $1000 yearly to perform their own laundry chores. That’s right! During their research Smartclean company came up with very creative ways to help you save this much money (and more) on laundry chores yearly, depending on family size and lifestyle.
By following their exact process of temperatures, and using specific brands of detergents, the Smartclean company says that “In total savings, counting detergents, utilities, and additional products only, you can save up to $1,600.00 or more every 300-390 loads of laundry!” Whatever it is we spend on laundry yearly, we need to invest that time and money towards ourselves and our families, agreed?
The successful completion of laundry should entail a lot less time consumption. It should entail a very neat folded pile and the scent of fresh fragrances; a pile of laundry that doesn't take our hours as well as energy from our family, friends and our pets.
Imagine coming home on Friday evening, you are exhausted from the week and you realize you have weekend chores to manage, but there is one thing that stops you! Is a very neat pile of laundry for the next week; it has already been completed for you just the way you like it, with loving care and respect. It really is just a matter of letting go; letting go of laundry!
This mother's day we want to gift mom more time, more energy for the people and the things she loves the most. So make life better today and join the new laundry norms from Wave Laundry On Demand. Throw your loads up in the air! Wave your hands like you just don't care. You know you sang that with me LOL. Happy Mother’s Day lovely.
Keila P. - Blog inspired by my dislike for laundry, since my early childhood. As time went on, I encountered many others with the same distaste for laundry. That's when I started my laundry research and discovered my new journey into the blogging world.