Friday, October 12, 2012

Step 3: Create A Statement

Welcome to my 31 Days to Create Purpose in your home!  During the month of October, I am posting every day about creating purpose in your home and joining all of these bloggers who are also posting for 31 days on a topic of their choice.  I would love for you to follow me, and check out all of the other posts in the series and the introduction to it here.

This is the KEY step!  Once you do this step it is all down hill.  Well not really, what is left is creating a way to live out that purpose in your home, which while very rewarding is not easy, but more on that later.

As we previously discussed purpose is, what we are trying to create, why we exist and our end goal.  Creating a single statement for our home that can capture our purpose is challenging, but not impossible.  This is why we have been talking about it for the last 11 days.  To hopefully bring you to a point where you feel that you CAN create a purpose statement for your home.  Some may call it a "mission statement" and you can feel free to see it that way, but this series is about creating purpose and this statement needs to encompass the full purpose of your home.

This is a statement that you want to be able to hold on to when you are doing the many "not fun" aspects of homemaking.  It is something inspirational to you, something that you can look at and realize that yes, cleaning the toilet, changing yet another diaper, or removing vomit from the couch again really does make a difference.

Tips for creating this statement:

  • Start with, "Our home exists..." while you may not keep it there, it is an easy way to start.
  • Keep it as concise as possible.
  • Remember the words you came up with that describe what you want for your home, you may or may not use them but they will get you in the right direction.
  • Break it down.  Come up with a few items and then combine them in a way that makes sense.
Have fun playing with it, I can't wait to hear all of your ideas!

Tomorrow I will share with you mine.



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