There is No I in TeamJun 30, 2021
Dana and Michelle answer a question from listener, Sandra: How do you set boundaries with home chores and tasks. I have a husband who isn’t involved in the household chores and three busy kids. I find at the end of the day I’m exhausted and fed up of cleaning up after everyone else and I would like to incorporate more time for the other members of the family to help out with the house work. Please help!
First off, this is a reminder to give yourself some grace. Dana has a great suggestion and clear language, on how to delegate to children. Both Michelle and Dana suggest rewards for their contributions. Sometimes, it takes patience and creativity, depending on the age group you’re dealing with.
On this episode we dive into:
- Managing a household and delegating tasks
- Living in a home means you’re part of a team
- Prioritizing your own needs
- Creative ways to assign household tasks and chores
- The importance of clearing your physical space to support your mental state
The Take Home:
Parenting is a constant adjustment, says Dana. Resistance and resentment deplete our energy and if the energy exchange in the household is imbalanced, we need to start setting boundaries. Reminding our partners that our lives don’t need to revolve around household chores is an important step in honouring ourselves. There are some things we can not change, but we can change how we respond.
“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” - Brene Brown
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