Finding Time to Welcome Your Seasonal Chores

springtimeSeasonal chores come and go like clockwork.

So, it is expected to be scorching hot here in the Northeast today — the hottest day so far in this new season. Did you find time to put your winter clothes away before the temperatures hit 90° this year, or did you get caught wearing wool?

Your seasonal chores…

A day like today prompts thoughts about seasonal chores and how we manage them.  No matter how you feel about these tasks, they regularly roll around, requiring our time and attention.

One of my fondest memories as a youngster was the twice yearly “clothes swap.” We were lucky to have a storage space where there was room enough to put away some of our clothes. Each year — once in the spring and once in the fall — my mother would initiate the swap! I would then trade one season’s clothes for the next — storing away what I wouldn’t be using, getting rid of things that I had outgrown, and anticipating with excitement the coming months and their seasonal pleasures!

More than ‘just’ chores…

Seasonal chores represent tasks that must be accomplished at particular times each year. They can be more than that, as well. Rituals such as the “clothes swap” provide markers as our years unfold. They offer opportunities to address changing needs and anticipate coming events, as well as moments to reflect on changes that time has wrought.  These regular chores also create memories of their own, as they become part and parcel of the rhythm of our lives.

Like the holiday traditions that you create, seasonal chores can be occasions for a kind of celebration. Framed that way, they are easier to welcome and you can experience them with greater depth and openness. That enhances the entire experience, and makes it easier to enjoy and complete these chores the next time they roll around!

What kinds of seasonal chores do you do at this time of year? How do you feel about them? Are there ways that you could welcome them more fully and, perhaps, enhance your experience? I’d love to hear!

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