With all the things you have to do, have you ever wondered what it would be like to do something you wanted to do everyday?
My daily to-do list is long. Lately it has become even longer, fall garden clean-up, prepping ducks for winter, blog posts (I know I did that to myself), even preparing for an upcoming surgery makes a busy time even more exhausting. It is fall after all, I love fall. I love the cool, crisp mornings, leaves changing colors and comfy sweaters to be pulled out of the closet. But by being so busy I’m not really enjoying it.
And that, has got me down. Looking at all I had to do made me wonder, what are 5 things do I want to do today? Want, that’s a funny idea, right? Usually it comes down to need, I need to work, I need to get my daughter going with school stuff, need to go to the store, feed the dog, and the ducks, and the husband, and the kid, oh yeah, and me…hey look a bathroom break and family is calling, need to do errands, showering is usually helpful and you need to sleep…if you can. Busy, busy. So where does want come into play?
In reality most of what I need to do I enjoy. I enjoy teaching my daughter, I like going to the store and spending time with my animals. Hey, I used to even enjoy working…sometimes. So, I figured 5 small things to start out with, may at make me feel like I have a bit of a handle on life.
So what do 5 small things look like?
- coffee on the deck while watching the sunrise
- read my devotional
- go to the bathroom/take a shower uninterrupted (if your a mother, you understand)
- go for a walk
- my husband taking over kid duty so I can cook dinner
How about you? What are 5 small things that you want to do today?