I work fulltime, so I often feel overwhelmed when I have a long list of household tasks that I want to get done on the weekend. What to do first? My indecision adds to my stress about my daunting list. That’s why I invented this little game.
How it works
Use a permanent marker to number decorative or river rocks, from 1 to 6. Put a heart on the 7th rock. That's your lucky No. 7 rock.
On notepaper, list the tasks you want to complete. Give each chore a number, such as:
Put the numbered rocks into a small bowl. I use a yellow ramekin that matches my kitchen.
Draw a rock—that’s your chore. Ready, go! When you’re done come back and draw another rock. Even better: Take a minute to celebrate your completed task. Fist pump yourself. Do a little happy dance. Take a bow.
When and if you draw the No. 7 rock, take 15 to 30 minutes to do something you love. Read. Take a quick nap. Have a dance party for one. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a cold beer.
What I like about this game:
When your mom gives you rocks for Christmas
One holiday, I used spray paint to make golden rocks and put them in tiny jars. I gave them as gifts to my adult children and their spouses—to introduce them to “Rock Your Chores.” They are all amazingly productive people. So clearly these rocks work wonders.
I am Margie Reece. I am here to help you rock your chores and have some fun doing it.