You wouldn’t think of learning how to fold a towel as a super important life skill. But in my book, it is just as important as anything else you learn to do. Because I believe in taking pride in everything you do, not just the big stuff.
Since becoming a homemaker, I may or may not have gotten addicted to YouTube videos about homemaking…so as a homemaker, as well as someone who loves organization and aesthetically pleasing environments, I was delighted to learn a method of towel-folding from Jennifer L. Scott, aka “The Daily Connoisseur,” that would make it look like my laundry was from a luxe hotel! And she absolutely delivered. My towels look amazing, and perhaps I shouldn’t care about that so much. But what if I told you that the state of your towels is directly related to how much pride you take in the things you do? Then maybe you wouldn’t be tossing them willy-nilly into your linen closet without a second thought.
If you think you don’t have time to worry about these things, it really only takes a few seconds longer than stuffing everything onto a shelf, and when an overnight guest stands behind you waiting for their set of bathroom towels before heading for the shower, boy will they be impressed! But on to the more important topic of taking pride in everything you do.
I can’t tell you that having sloppy towels translates into sloppy work performance, or anything like that. But I do believe that there is somewhat of a trickle-up effect when it comes to doing the small things with pride and intention; if you treat small tasks as if they matter (and, I would argue, they do), you will learn an important skill that you can then apply to other areas of your life. Perhaps this means taking the extra time to perfect the grammar in your college English paper, earning you a higher mark and thereby getting you into a coveted Master’s program at the school you’ve been dying to get into. Spending the time and energy to improve a project at work could get you that promotion you’ve been waiting for. Or that little extra care you put into folding those towels might show up in that new dish you lovingly prepared for your beautiful family.
You don’t have to climb a mountain in order to be proud of yourself (although that would certainly do it); you can take pride in the little, everyday things that you do, and in turn, spur yourself on to take more pride in the big things as well.
Share a homemaking trick (or anything else) that makes you proud in the comments below!