Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Motivation: Taking Care Of The Little Jobs



I was feeling a bit overwhelmed this past weekend by a lot of little things that needed to be done.

You know, little things like sprucing up the flower pots on the front porch, changing the AC filter, and sewing a button on a sweater.

None of them are large jobs, but too many of these little jobs pile up and feel like one big burden.  I guess they become a burden because I let them be a burden -  I let them be a heavy weight in my life and grab the focus away from what I should be focusing on.

My solution?  I put them in their place.  I put each item on a list and then scheduled a time to complete the task just like I make an appointment for a dentist appointment.  So even though I haven't completed any of these tasks yet I know when it will happen and I'm OK with that. 

I'm free to focus on really important things without those distractions.  What can you put on your list?

2 comments:

  1. Kelly, I know what you mean about little jobs piling up. I have my son's pants on my coffee table (about 2 weeks now) waiting for me to sew the button back on. I'm putting this little job on my list for today right after lunch. Thanks for the great idea!

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  2. sometimes one just has to START!! I find that to be the most difficult part of little jobs...once I start, they get done so easily and fast, and then I wonder why I put them off!

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