How to avoid being a bored housewife

Updated April 17, 2017

It may seem like being a housewife is all about living a lavish lifestyle filled with gawking at young pool boys, shopping all day and reading magazines, but reality may be slightly different. When the pool boy is a sunburned, chain-smoking retiree and you've recycled all your magazines to line the bird cage, your so-called glamorous life may get pretty boring. If you find yourself twiddling your thumbs on a daily basis, add some interactivity in your day-to-day schedule.

Create a schedule to balance your personal errands, daily chores and household duties. Get in the routine of having something worthwhile to do each day. Make a to-do list to spread out tasks you need to accomplish from errand running to household chores. Assign tasks based on daily, weekly and monthly needs. For instance, you may do the dishes and vacuum every day but water plants and clean out your car weekly. Setting a schedule will help you start each day with a mission instead of sitting in front of the television watching reality television reruns.

Add a fitness workout of some sort to your weekly routine. No matter if you want to get up to jog every morning after you take the kids to school or take a yoga class in the middle of the day three times a week, now's as good a time as any to get caught up on your fitness regime.

Explore some of your passions that you can tackle from home. Perhaps you want to start throwing monthly dinner parties, volunteering on a charity auction committee or taking an online class. Once you've created a schedule that allows you time to incorporate some things you'd like to do, you can still run the house and do something for yourself.

Do something that you've been craving. Take a class to get out of the house every once in a while. Whether you're learning how to perform a striptease for your hubby or getting a weekly pedicure, reward yourself for getting all of your household tasks completed with a little pampering and self-indulgence.

Welcome your husband home with a home-cooked meal. Make a few of his favourites that you may not have otherwise had time to do when you were working. Add elements such as a fancily set table, having a martini hour with appetizers and sampling different wines to your palette of dining options for your spouse.

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About the Author

Crystal Green is a marketing and event management consultant specializing in non-profit organizations and small businesses. Green spent the last seven years working for a statewide education association directing their trade publications, writing articles for programs' training teams and other event-related freelance projects. Green hold a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, and is currently working on advanced degrees.