12/19/18

3 Reasons Why You Should Deal with Those Domestic Tasks That You've Been Putting Off


By on 12/19/2018 05:33:00 AM

It seems like a pretty safe bet that most people don’t really enjoy tidying up the home, dealing with broken appliances and items of furniture, and just generally going through the required processes and rituals of maintaining a functional domestic space. Yet, for obvious reasons, we are all required to give at least a bit of attention to handling these chores and keeping things in order.


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Nonetheless, you probably find yourself procrastinating from time to time and letting various domestic tasks and issues build up, unchecked, to a far greater extent than you should.


Here are a few reasons why you really should deal those domestic tasks that you’ve been putting off, instead of allowing laziness to win out.

You’ll be shouldering a bit of short-term frustration, in order to improve your circumstances considerably

When things go wrong in your home, it takes a toll on you, whether you realise it or not. The more you neglect those things, the more wrong they go, and the greater the toll. Simply by following the path of least resistance and allowing yourself to slack off on your domestic duties for a while, you can find your material circumstances deteriorating significantly over time.

If, for example, you have a slightly broken garage door, and constantly ignore and put off the necessary garage door repair , you shouldn’t be surprised if it one day jams altogether, or stops responding to your electric garage door opener.

Or, if you notice a bit of water leaking through the ceiling in your home, and put off investigating and dealing with it, you shouldn’t be surprised if part of the ceiling ends up collapsing altogether, or the plumbing or electric wiring are seriously damaged. Someone might even get severely hurt as a result.

“A stitch in time saves nine” goes the old saying. Deal with your household problems to improve your circumstances considerably.

A tidy, functional home can have a dramatic and positive impact on your wellbeing

Have you ever noticed that your home environment actually has a major impact on your wellbeing on a day-to-day basis? Likely, you will have observed that being in a tidy, functional home makes you feel pretty good, while being in a cluttered, dirty home does the opposite.

Psychological wellbeing is, to a fair degree, connected to a sense of control over one’s environment.

Keep things in good condition in order to enhance your sense of wellbeing.

Things naturally break and deteriorate — you’ve got to fight back to keep everything from becoming too chaotic

This is similar to the point about “a stitch in time saving nine”, but there is a subtle nuance. The fact is that in life, things, in general, naturally break and deteriorate over time.

Part of the job of every person is to take meaningful action to keep things ticking along and to prevent everything from getting too chaotic and dysfunctional.

This is true in work, personal relationships, and in the home. Tidying your home can be a great way of reminding yourself of the importance of proactive action in general.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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