It's All In The Words
No one likes to do chores, including me and my family. Being aware of the power of labels, I decided to rename our "cleaning time" to "home appreciation time". This simple shift in labeling, has come to a more significant shift in the way we think about doing the regular cleaning duties in our home. We are appreciating our kitchen, and the abundance of dishes, as we are putting them into the dishwasher, taking about their design, or a specific design we want to purchase in the future.
While putting away toys, we talk about the fun they bring, and how great it is to have them. My kids are naturally now more careful with their items, and are open to releasing what they no longer need, through this simple shift we have made in the routine of our lives. Appreciating feels good.
Try it, and see how it feels for you.