There are many success stories about how housewives establish new habits, set better boundaries and are generally more successful. The popular press is not always fair when it comes to reporting on these types of activities. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, and it’s that when it comes to making a difference in our families and our lives, we have to listen to our hearts and our minds.
In the following lines, learn how to set priorities and how to be happy and fulfilled in the life of a housewife.
Who are the modern housewives?
The modern housewife is more independent than ever. With the choice of multiple jobs and careers, many are seeking ways to maintain a lifestyle that allows them to dedicate more time to family.
Women should not have to choose between being independent and enjoying a nice home. The two are completely compatible and either should be fulfilled without having to compromise either one. And here are some of the things that set the modern housewives apart from the traditional idea of them:
- They care more about the quality of their living than material objects.
- They value efficiency and functionality over luxury.
- They prioritize self-reliance over being reliant.
- They value their own time more than they value material things.
This doesn’t mean that traditionally structured families are dying out — far from it! But modern family structures are becoming more like an individual’s choice whether or not to live within.
So many people have freedom and choice today. And housewives! There are many choices – career, hobbies, friends, passions… and not many necessities. On the other side of the coin are resources that have become almost artificial – TV, food, and clothing. As a housewife in the 21st century, it is your job to prioritize what matters most: family, self-care, and everything else that comes with life.
On the list of priorities, you should take care of yourself and pay equal attention to both your physical and mental health.
Spend time with your partner
Do you want to be a wife who chooses wisely and spends time with her husband and family? The modern wife has her own set of priorities and ways of doing things. It isn’t always easy to juggle bills, make time for friends and family and find the time to do everything else that’s important. Discovering ways to prioritize and spend less often can be challenging. But it can be rewarding in the end because you’ll have more time to be able to be the best wife or wife-to-be that you can be!
Husbands and wives in the modern world are more similar than we can imagine. They both work full time, send their children to school, help each other in life’s affairs and typically achieve everything they can to support each other.
Make sure that you have at least one day that you can spend with your partner. It can be going out to dinner or even watch a movie at home. Just try to organise different fun dates that you will both enjoy and will help keep the relationship and passion alive. If you lead a busy life, especially when you have children, it’s easy to get caught up in all the responsibilities and forget about simple pleasures.
Even getting ready for a special dinner night can do wonders. And if you can’t go out, just do it at home! Find a babysitter or leave your kids with a friend, and spend a special night with a nice dinner with your significant other. Put some make-up on – a nice lipstick and semi-permanent eyelashes that will further emphasize the natural beauty; a nice dress with matching shoes, and you’re ready! Pour a glass of good wine and put on some light music – you will enjoy it as if you were on your first date.
In today’s modern society, it is difficult to reconcile family and career problems. As the cost of raising a family increases, more and more women are starting a double career or a career at home. While most understand the importance of reconciling family and career priorities, it takes time to dedicate to your children.
Kids need attention, tasty and healthy meals, hugs, playtime. When they grow up, they will appreciate the most that you were at home and that you took care of them. Thus they grow into independent people and who are emotionally mature.
Clean house – calm head
The modern housewife is a busy woman. A wife and mother of two or more young kids, she works tirelessly from home to ensure that the family is comfortable and well-organized. The demands of motherhood lead many housewives to neglect their personal appearance and become annoyed when others comment on their appearance. A clean home is like a prize that has been won. It represents everything that a modern woman wants – comfort, sophistication and a fresh start. The first thing you should do when preparing to clean your house is figuring out which rooms will need cleaning the most.
Modern housewives in today’s era have the task of being perfect in everything. The truth is that it is enough for you to be happy and satisfied, everything else is just an added bonus. If you do everything with the idea to please someone else, you will never be truly happy. So find that balance between responsibility to others and responsibility to yourself, and try to teach that same lesson to your children.