Laundry is a Great Teacher
Laundry knows stuff. Now that I’ve spent a year doing laundry and hanging it to line-dry (no one uses dryers in Australia, electricity is very pricey) – it has shared those secrets with me.
Let’s get you in the loop.
Laundry Law #1
Stop Struggling for Perfection on Things that Never Get Done.
Perfecting a Perpetual Task is A Waste of Time
There are so many things that will ALWAYS need doing. Laundry and inner growth being two of those things. You will never be able to wash your underwear SOO clean that you don’t have to wash it again!
Anything that is ongoing should not have perfection as a goal. That means stop struggling and relax your control. It will all come out in the wash. (Sorry, but that really was an epic pun!)
What are you pushing against in trying to get this “load” just right? Are you trying to win it all, when there are countless other cycles to go? Relationships and marriages fall victim to this desire.
It can be tempting to want your relationship to be “perfect” or even “ok” right NOW. I promise there are soo many opportunities coming, more cycles, that you don’t have to win THIS one or EVERY one for it to come out okay.
There will be stains. There will be that new red t-shirt in with your whites. Someone may put your leggings in a dryer (which can thankfully, never ever happen to me again! See, another line-drying advantage.) You cannot even keep your clothes perfect, so why are you trying to hold your children, marriage, business, employees or weight to that standard?
Maybe you’ve already released you struggles over laundry? Good. Then apply that release to your emotional, spiritual and financial growth. These areas are things that will always need “doing”, so give yourself a break. Be lighter about it.
P.S. Take just 1 minute and ask yourself where you are pushing too hard in areas that are “continuous” tasks? The actual secret here is to improve your process. I have a process for laundry now that I take PRIDE in! The results are consistently good because of the process. Laundry is pretty much just like LIFE 🙂
Tanya Stewart is “The Alpha Woman Coach” and began coaching strong women as a Divorce lawyer in her own high conflict law firm 20 years ago. She understands how Alpha women are wired and using her Master’s level Metaphysics background and Advanced Clinical Certification in Hypnotherapy, she brings rapid change to people she works with.
She is a speaker, published author and Mensa member whose coaching is recommended by the World-Famous Motivator, Les Brown, Best-Selling Love Coach Greg Baer and International Change Expert, Dr. Eldon Taylor. She can teach you to separate struggle from success.