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?


  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!

  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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