When I Don’t Want to Fold Laundry

overhead view of laundry in basket

Unless you’ve got a really great mate or a full time housekeeper, you probably have to fold laundry.

With two kiddos, two dogs, and myself, I fold one load per day minimum.

And I’m consistent…until I’m not.

My inconsistency starts with a thought:

“I don’t want to fold the laundry.”

And then I may as well just give up.

Because my lower brain, my toddler brain, has already dug her heels in.

I feel resistant.

I don’t fold the laundry (so it piles up and eventually we don’t have clean clothes to wear).

I ruminate about how the laundry is piling up, and start to feel overwhelmed.

I notice that I start to let other household chores go, like keeping the sink free of dirty dishes.


It all starts with that thought: “I don’t want to fold the laundry.”

What if I decide to choose a new thought?

What if I choose to think:

“I’m the best person for this job.”

“I’m totally hooking up my future self when she wants to get dressed and finds clean clothes in her closet.”

“I’m so fortunate to have a washer and dryer that work.”

Can I get to, “I can’t wait to fold laundry?”

I’m not saying never, but ya, probably not ever ;o)

But I can get to a place where I feel neutral about the laundry.

And feeling neutral about the laundry will cause me to just fold it.

I have to go.

I have laundry to fold.

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