Rewarding Yourself for a Job Well Done #HealthyFamilies

As you know, I am one among many fabulous bloggers who are working with Lysol this year. Right now, we are discussing rewarding ourselves for completing the tedious chore of cleaning our house.

And I am drawing a blank.

I don’t take any time to myself or do anything for me after completing my house chores. I just put away my supplies and I move on to the next thing that needs to get done.

For me, I think the feeling of being done is a big reward. Everything in the house feels new and clean. The sheets smell wonderful, the clothes are all folded and put away, the germs are gone and we start over again.

I remember back to my single days when I would take full days to clean my house. The music would play and I had so much time on my hands. I always washed my bedsheets last and put them back on the bed just so I could lay down on my clean and still warm linens and take a nap. That was my reward.

I learned to do my bedsheets last after a failed attempt at house cleaning where I washed my sheets half way through my house clean. I put them on the bed and then crawled in between the sheets to relax for a few minutes. I woke up 5 hours later and missed my day of cleaning, so since then, that was moved to the end.

Now I am married with two girls and life is busy. My rewards are banked and saved up for one big reward day every now and then.

How about you? Do you reward yourself for completing your chores? If so, what do you do?

Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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  • Amy Dell (@mimishumblepie) Sep 16, 2012, 10:47 am

    The reward bank is drawing interest around here too. I’m a working mom, part time college student and life is stretched to the max!

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