Aralyn is napping, Paul is at work, the house is quiet and I should be cleaning. SHOULD being the imperative word implying to you that that is not, in fact, what I am doing. I AM doing what I like to call the step BEFORE cleaning- MOTIVATING. I am motivating myself to clean. Here’s how:
I draw up house plans and mark up magazine pictures with notes all over about the things that I like and the things I would change, etc. Now, how does this motivate me to clean? Well, its weird but magazine houses are always clean. Have you noticed that? So, after my fun I set out to get my house ready for it’s magazine shoot which I realize borders on insanity since there are, in fact, no magazine editors breaking down my doors for a photo shoot; however, it works for me. Ever since I was a kid imagining that I was cleaning for the King, I have needed my imagination to fire up cleaning motivation. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. Works like a charm. Anyhow, I must warn you that this method of self motivation can walk a fine line bordering on PROCRASTINATION. Seeing as I am here typing to you and not scrubbing my kitchen like I should be I would say that today falls into that procrastination category. So, before I sink into a bottomless pit of filth, I am going to go pack up my house plans and do a nice kitchen scrub down before Ara awakes.
What motivates YOU to clean?