Ah, Monday. The first day of the week, and accidentally one on which I'm usually off work. No reason to be jealous about that, however, because it also happens to be Chores Day for me. You know, those little tasks you already sort of did while living with your parents and somehow seem so much bigger once you're living alone and work weekends? After one month of getting used to them, I can safely say that while I still find it difficult to start (doesn't everyone?), I've at least found some ways to have a bit of fun while getting through them.
LISTEN TO MUSIC
Whether it's to give new albums a try or add some dance moves to my sweeping; I always have some music on while I clean the apartment. I even think this is my favourite thing about doing chores: adding a soundtrack to it.
SIP FROM A GLASS OF WINE OR A DELUXE COFFEE WHILE YOU WORK
It'll certainly cheer you up a bit. That, AND it's sort of film-worthy, don't you think? Set the scene!
PUT ON A BINGE-ABLE TV SERIES IN THE BACKGROUND
This has become a habit of mine every time I do the dishes, actually. Now, it's no secret that us, women, are awesome at multi-tasking, but I find that something easy to follow, binge-able or even old episodes you've already seen are the best match for a job well done.
GIVE IT YOUR ALL
Tie up your hair like Rosie the Riveter, challenge yourself to do a couple of tasks in a certain amount of time, etc. Make it fun, make it a race! You might even burn some calories while you're at it. Win-win!
USE YOUR IMAGINATION
I used to pretend I was in a film while doing chores as a kid. You know, a maid in the palace, Cinderella, a first mate on a Pirate ship, ... That sort of stuff. Some imagination, huh? I don't think I've changed much, either, because I still think it's the perfect opportunity to rack your brain a bit. Whether it's internally brainstorming ideas for the blog or something entirely different: my mind's at its best when I'm doing something as repetitive as chores.
Rewards work for everyone, don't they? Make your favourite dessert right after you finish your chores, treat yourself to something special while buying your groceries, take a nice bath at the end of the day,... Whatever you prefer!
THINK OF THE RESULT
Getting to relax (and claiming that reward above) in a clean, tidy and pretty environment is so much more fun, I promise. Otherwise, all those things you could've done but didn't, they keep wandering into your mind at random, so you won't get rid of them until you just go do!
How do you make chores more fun?