Observation Is Key - To Change It You First Have To See It
I will admit, there are things around the house which aren't as apparent to me as they should be. My wife used to get upset because I was oblivious to things that needed to be done. I'm sure I'm not much better but I do know I try to be observant. Now when I go to put my dirty dishes in the sink and there isn't room, I can usually recognize I should load the dishwasher.
I knew that I wanted to make a change, and that didn't just magically happen. I had to choose to be more observant. I had to notice things lying around that needed to be picked up. I wouldn't act unless I was able to notice that something needed to be done.
Observation is the key. We can't change anything if we don't open our eyes to see it. If we aren't looking for the items that we want to change we are not going to see them. That doesn't mean we are ignoring it either. Ignoring something means you are aware of it but you are refusing to acknowledge. Sometimes it just doesn't register with us, it isn't something on our radar. We have to discipline ourselves to be aware of our surroundings and be on the lookout. If you want to change it you first have to see it
Whenever I think of me not observing what needs to be done around the house this video always comes to mind. My wife has heard me sarcastically repeat similar lines to this far too many times whenever I'm caught not being observant. She doesn't find it funny anymore but hopefully you will.