So it has been a long week at work, and it has been a miserable ride in the traffic commute. But you still aren’t all that excited about walking through your front door. If that is the case, it probably has to do with one of these 3 things.
THE PROBLEM: YOU ARE GREETED BY A MESS.
The last thing you want to come home to after a long day at work is laundry, dishes, mail, and everything else sprawled around your home.
If a cleaning service is out of the question, find a cleaning schedule that works with your lifestyle. Try picking up a few things every morning before you leave, like the kind of quick cleaning you would do if guests were about to arrive.
THE PROBLEM: YOU FEEL LIKE NO ONE ELSE IS PULLING THEIR WEIGHT.
What’s worse than coming home to your messy house? Coming home to a mess made from someone else! If you feel like they aren’t helping out enough, then you might need to sit down to discuss your concerns and come up with a game plan to stay on top of it.
Lots of communication. Nice, non-accusing tones mixed with clearly stated issues are key. Tell them what you need and how they can help. Making rules that work for everyone — and not just handing out demands — will make it feel like a plan everyone came up with.
THE PROBLEM: YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
What does home represent to you? Just a place to sleep, wake up, and get ready for work every day? You can make coming home more enjoyable if you set up your house to be exciting to come home to.
Try a new recipe for dinner. Throw a small gathering for friends. Work on a hobby in a devoted work space. The key here is to spend a little time carving out a space and time for it. So pick out a recipe on your lunch hour and shop before you even get home. Create a space at home that houses hobby supplies you can get into easily. Is binge watching TV your thing? Make your sofa the most comfortable home theater seat you have ever felt! Whatever you do, create a time to wind down and relax.
Have you ever come home and it wasn’t particularly exciting? What was it — and how did you deal with it?
Post idea from apartmenttherapy.com