One Chore A Day Sept 6, 2012 10:43:37 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by dailystruggle on Sept 6, 2012 10:43:37 GMT -5 I keep telling myself, "One chore a day is better than no chores a day.". I've been sticking to that idea for the past week, and you'd be surprised how much I'd gotten accomplished. My mountain of laundry isn't even a hill anymore. My dishes are caught up. My floors are actually vacuumed *gasp*. The reason is that like it's been said hundreds of times on this forum, motivation follows action. Smelling my nice clean laundry and felling the soft dryer warm clothes made me want to do more than one chore a day. And, even if it didn't, I still accomplished one thing that day, which really is better than no things. I'm also giving myself amnesty from my mother's voice. I haven't seen her in nearly two years, but I can still remember her waiting until dishes piled to the ceiling and then expecting my sister and I to get them done in an hour, while three of my four brothers made a game of dirtying up as many dishes as possible. My parents were hoarders, so we had plenty of dishes. I don't have to have the water scalding hot anymore. I don't have to clean the same type of dishes in the sink anymore. I can only do part of a load if I want to. Mom isn't here anymore. This is my house and my life, and I'll clean it as I see fit.