I like it when people are motivated to cook lovely, home cooked meals, especially when I get to benefit from it. However, let’s not confuse my love of nice food with a love of cooking. They are two very different things. I don’t really like cooking. I like eating. I only really cook because I like to eat a balanced diet.
I like my home to be clean and tidy. It does make for a more relaxing, pleasant living environment. So maybe I won’t burn all my dusters! I just really don’t like the endless cycle. The minute you get the final room clean and tidy, it’s time to start at the beginning again. It never actually ends!
I’m not even going to mention the tedium that is food shopping.
I have decided to take the pressure of myself. I now ask myself –
Is my house tidy enough?
Is my house clean enough?
Is my diet healthy enough?
Is there enough food in the kitchen?
If the answer is yes, then I’m off to do something far more interesting and fun.
Life is precious. Life is for living.
It’s not about spending energy and your free time doing stuff you don’t enjoy.
I know it sounds very simplistic. It’s just a change of mindset. I have changed the way I assess my life and my living environment. I can always find more things to clean. I could do more healthy, home cooked meals. But my life needs a balance. A balance between the things I do to help me maintain a healthy, clean home and actually enjoying my life. This approach is definitely working for me. I feel far more liberated now I have taken the pressure of myself
Am I alone? Anyone else tempted to burn the dusters? Is there anyone else out there who takes the ‘good enough’ approach?