I heard something at the Becoming Conference that filled me with hope and motivation.
Control the things you can control, so you can cope with the things you can’t control.
There have been so many times that I’ve mumbled (or shouted) in desperation, “I quit! I can’t keep this house clean if you people won’t help me!” Or “Why do I even bother to organize this stuff if you won’t put things back where they go?!”
We’ve all been there.
What can I control? I can control the tasks for which I’m responsible. I can put my clothes away in the closet. I can fold the load of laundry I put in the dryer. I can put my dishes in the dishwasher – even if no one else in the house does. And guess what? The people in your house just might follow your lead!
I’ve found that taking a step to control what I can control is also a step toward making a place where I can come home for comfort.