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Qualities of a Successful Homemaker
Do you have the qualities of a successful homemaker? It isn’t an easy job, but it is an absolutely rewarding job.
I’ve been thinking about it, because I wanted to make a list of the things it took to be a good homemaker, so that I could strive to be the best homemaker that I can be.
Success of any kind comes to those who refuse to give up. Homemaking isn’t always easy. Patience, hard work, and a conscious effort will be your keys to success.
There will always be ups and downs, as there is with everything in life, and that’s ok. Be patient and keep working through it!
Be Willing to Learn
Homemaking is a skill you learn, and you’ll get better at it with practice. Just like learning any new skill, it takes time, effort, and practice. You’ll have both success and failures as you learn what works for you.
Learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward. Never stop learning!
Being consistent in your efforts to be a successful homemaker is important. Because not everyday is the same. There will be lots of ups and downs as you develop your routine.
Inconsistently can hinder your growth, and that becomes frustrating because it will limit your ability to be successful.
If you’re struggling with consistency, start developing a daily routine. Routines and consistency mean that when life happens and you’re interrupted, you can get back to things without feeling completely overwhelmed.
Be a Giver
Homemaking means that you are a giver. It is an act of love that we give others. My ability to turn my house into a home, welcoming my husband, my family, my friends into it, that is a gift I can give.
Many people judge the choice to be a homemaker, with the image of a woman being a slave, but that isn’t true. Being a homemaker is a choice. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate being a woman, because I do. I still have a voice and an equal partnership in my marriage.
Being a homemaker is how I contribute to my marriage.
You know when you are on an airplane and the stewardess is going through the emergency plan and they tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first? That’s because you have to take care of yourself before you can care for anyone else.
Practicing self-care is taking care of yourself first, and isn’t any different than the example I just gave about the airplane.
You need to know when to say no, and that it is ok to do so. Just because being a homemaker means you are a giver doesn’t mean you have to be a doormat for others. Never forget that. You’re still a human, a woman, a homemaker, and a wife.
Celebrate Your Success
When Nathan tells me how much he enjoys a meal I made, or how much he loves a blanket I made him. When a visitor compliments the decor or cleanliness of my home. These compliments are all signs of your success and should absolutely be celebrated.
Compliments on your success as a homemaker deserve to be celebrated. Accept those compliments and kind words, and welcome them. You know you’re doing a great job!
Be Content with What You Have
My home isn’t the biggest one out there, nor would I consider it my dream home. But it is mine, and I am extremely grateful for it. Because it is still filled with my personal touches, my love, and my memories.
A life worth living doesn’t need to be photogenic or Instagram worthy at all times. That doesn’t mean you can’t work toward those things. But you should still focus on the positives and be grateful for what you have now. Don’t let goals take away from the joy of what you have now.
Remember that memories can be made in messy homes just as well as they can clean ones.
Be joyful in the gift of homemaking that you bring to your marriage.
Don’t stress if the dishes aren’t done or the house isn’t squeaky clean. You can handle it all just fine. Find joy and gratitude in place of stress, and you’ll be able to handle it all with grace, kindness, and a smile.
Love Your Job
Homemaking is a job, and if that is what you’ve chosen to do, accept and love it just as unconditionally as you love your husband or your kids. Because, why have you chosen to be a homemaker? For your family, right? If that isn’t a reason to love your job as a homemaker, I don’t know what is.
Qualities of a Successful Homemaker Discussion
Being a homemaker is an amazing job because I find it so rewarding. But like anything else in life, it requires work, patience, time, and developing the skills to be great at it. Don’t give up! You are amazing.
Do you have the qualities of a successful homemaker? Are there areas that you need to work on? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!