Yes, of course, there are the obvious benefits of getting your laundry done.
But I think we sometimes underestimate its more subtle attributes. I mention this because I can do laundry at work. It's true. My studio has a washing machine and dryer. The short story on this situation is that I bought and converted a townhouse in to a workplace. It's one of the best business moves I've made.
But back to laundry.
Here's the thing. I don't think we allow enough time to think about stuff. The need to "do" trumps the desire to think.
"Honey, what did you do today at work?"
"I thought about stuff."
"That's nice sweetie."
Instead, it's far more impressive to rattle off a list of accomplishments that generated revenue. And this is where laundry comes in. Well, actually, laundry, mowing the lawn, sorting bills, vacuuming the carpet, you know... those kind of things.
They are mundane tasks that allow us to think about projects, goals, new ventures. Yet they're still a reasonable checklist item.
"Yes, today, I did a photo shoot, paid the bills, and made a dent in my laundry."
"Good job, sweetie!"
You see what I mean. Two of those items bought me enough time to figure out a new workshop that I want to offer in 2014.
That's why I never underestimate the value of doing laundry.