Monday, May 17, 2010

One Thing...

Some days, who am I kidding? Most days, it's all about the little things. One of my favorite things involves crossing things off of my to-do list. My piano teacher in high school once gave me the same advice that her mother gave her when she married:
"Do one thing every day that you wouldn't normally do and you will always get things accomplished."
I have been taking that to heart more recently. Trying to do those things that are so small that they often get looked over time and again, yet they nag me and lurk in the back of my head taunting me. They can be as simple as hammering one upholstery tack back in place on the rocking chair, or switching the direction of the ceiling fans for the coming warmer weather...things that take two minutes to complete yet clear up a mile of space in my over crowded mind. I find that getting one of these things done breeds me accomplishing more then I had set out to do throughout the day. And I am fostering a sense of accomplishment.
Now I challenge myself daily to find that one thing and cross it off my list for good...my mind and my house are finding themselves a lot more orderly these days.
It's a great feeling.

2 comments:

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Kara said...

"Do one thing every day that you wouldn't normally do and you will always get things accomplished."

That is really fantastic advice! Love this!

Hope you're having a great week so far!