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What Kind of Homemaker do You Want to Be?

There is no one right way to be a homemaker. Every woman has her own unique talents and abilities that she can bring to the table. However, there is something that all successful homemakers share. Today I’m asking the question: What kind of homemaker do you want to be?

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Being a full-time homemaker is such a sweet privilege. Not everyone is lucky enough to have the opportunity to stay at home and take care of their families. I feel so incredibly blessed to have been a homemaker for the last 30+ years.

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a homemaker. As a little girl, I longed to have my own home to nurture and love. I became a mom for the first time at a very young age, and as hard as it was starting out, motherhood has and will always be my favorite job. I just love being a mom.

Homemaking is a ministry that I believe we are all called to. The way we nurture our families through the ordinary tasks of ordinary days may not seem like much, but it is the little things that matter most.

If you are a homemaker, I want to encourage you to view it as a high and noble calling. It is a privilege to be able to love and care for your family.

You have the opportunity to make a real difference in not only the lives of your children and family, but you are also making a real difference in this world through your love and sacrifices each day.

Self-discipline is one of the most important skills you can develop to help you be successful as a homemaker.

Becoming the Homemaker You Want to Be

You can download my free printable journaling pages at the bottom of the post to help you with this exercise!

There’s no right or wrong answer here… but answer this question:

What kind of homemaker do you want to be?

You don’t have to share your answer with anyone, this is just for you! So no judgment here.

Here are a few ideas if you’re struggling to put the words together:

  • I want to be an organized homemaker.
  • I want to be the kind of homemaker who makes her family feel well taken care of and loved.
  • I want to be a homemaker who has good routines.

Just fill in the blank: “I want to be a _________ homemaker.”

Okay, now that you’ve answered that question, here’s another question:

What do you need to do to become her?

  • Do you need to make decluttering a priority?
  • Do you need to get into a good rhythm for your day?
  • Do you need to re-evaluate your current routines and change whatever isn’t working?

Answer the question: What do I need to do to become the homemaker I want to be?

You see, you can’t become the woman or homemaker you want to be without doing the work that needs to be done.

Whatever kind of homemaker you want to be, I can guarantee It all starts with a heart of self-discipline. 

Self-discipline is one of the most important skills you can develop as a homemaker. It will help you keep your home neat and organized. Self-discipline will also allow you to better manage your time so that you can get more done in a day.

And without self-discipline, it can be very hard to create and maintain a tidy and organized home environment.

Being a Disciplined Homemaker

One common trait that successful homemakers share is self-discipline. self-discipline can be defined as the ability to control one’s own feelings and desires in order to achieve a goal. It’s an essential quality if you want to reach your full potential. Here are three tips to help you develop self-discipline:

1. Set realistic goals.

Trying to accomplish too much at once is bound to set you up for failure. When setting goals, be realistic about what you can achieve in a reasonable amount of time. Break down big goals into smaller, more manageable pieces. And don’t be afraid to give yourself a little wiggle room – life happens!

2. Create a system of accountability.

It can be helpful to have someone else hold you accountable for your actions. This could be a friend, family member, or even a professional coach or therapist. Knowing that someone is counting on you can be a powerful motivator.

3. Be patient with yourself.

Change takes time, so don’t expect miracles overnight. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you continue working on developing self-discipline. Remember that progress is often made one small step at a time.

What do you need to do to become the homemaker you want to be?

Okay, so now that we’ve talked about what kind of homemaker you want to be and how self-discipline is an important skill to develop as a homemaker, let’s talk about the things you need to do so that you can become the homemaker you want to be.

Again, there is no right or wrong answer here. You get to decide what’s important to you.

See, you can’t become the homemaker you want to be if you aren’t willing to do the things that help you reach that goal.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • I need to do a load of laundry every morning.
  • I need to take a walk every day for my mental health.
  • I need to spend time in prayer for a few minutes every morning.
  • I need to spend time each Sunday afternoon planning our meals for the week.
  • I need to do something I enjoy and practice self-care every day.
  • I need to take a shower every day.

Okay, so these are just ideas to help you think about what you might put on your list. Your list is YOUR list. It doesn’t have to look like mine. But take time to make the list.

Resources for the Homemaker

Free Printable Journaling Pages for the Homemaker

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Creating a disciplined homemaking routine can be challenging, but it’s so worth it! When you have self-discipline, you’ll find that your home is more tidy and organized and you’ll have more time to enjoy the things you love.

So ask yourself today: what kind of homemaker do you want to be? And then take the steps necessary to make it happen.

If you can develop self-discipline, you will be well on your way to becoming the kind of homemaker you want to be! Just remember to take things one day at a time and be patient with yourself. Creating a happy and tidy home takes time and effort, but it is so worth it in the end!

What are your thoughts on self-discipline and homemaking? Do you think they are connected? Share your thoughts in the comments below!​