I can’t find my copy of The Feminine Mystique. This has been on my mind–not overwhelmingly so, but definitely noticeable–every day this week.
See, there’s this one part that mentions a study on the time spent housekeeping; what I remember, loosely, is that when the work was given to another household member, it got finished in half the time. Sometimes less. And combined with how quickly I was getting through physical filing when I had to concentrate on it (due to the lack of a computer), and how quickly work seemed to go when I started the job…
I want to reread it. Right now I have the impression that (1) the household chores are feeling alot more overwhelming than they actually are, and (2) maybe I can get over this if I can change it up somehow. Maybe the time it’s taking isn’t really the time it takes.
(Maybe I just want to read about someone cleaning an entire house and making lunch and doing groceries and still being done by mid-afternoon.)
Long weekend coming up. I’ve gotten a lot of work done, and some of it’s stuff that isn’t even necessary, it’s in the “I said I would” category. But it sems there’s been very little time for what I want to do, or that when I’ve done it I haven’t gotten any lasting enjoyment out of it.
Know this kind of thing comes and goes. Just really don’t care to sit back and wait for it to go if there’s something I can change to make it go, preferably sooner rather than later.
Helps a little to articulate this, at least.