I have just returned from a 2-week vacation with my family (DH + 3 boys under 4). We spent a lot of that time camping. When we got home, I was overjoyed to see our house again -- it looked so bright, and spacious, and just lovely. I saw how all our hard work over the past 2 years had paid off to create a beautiful home that really reflects who we are. I also recognized how blessed we are to live in such a charming little place, and to be able to have the things we have, which essentially equates to everything we really need.
The sense of gratitude lasted about 24 hours. Now I just look around and see more work.
I'm torn between trying to regain that sense of contentment, and spurring myself onwards and upwards. I know our needs are basically fulfilled by things as they are, but I can't help thinking about how we could make things better -- not just by acquiring stuff, but by moving this, or painting that, or tidying that etc... etc...
I guess what I'm saying is I have a hard time enjoying my own home because I always feel like I should be working on it in some way, and I don't know when you're supposed to take a breather and just relax and be grateful for what you have IYKWIM?