You have a to-do list, don’t you? A seemingly endless list of things that need to get done around the house? On top of all the day-to-day jobs?
In our house, it’s about 3 pages long and growing. The top three things listed:
- rearrange TV/play room
- paint Toby’s new bedroom
- move Toby into new bedroom
You know, nothing major. Pfft.
Every weekend we feel the weight of that list. The pressure to use our spare time to get stuff done. Work on those projects. Tie up loose ends. And while there is definitely a time and place for getting stuck into your work and being productive super human beings, there also needs to be time for rest and simple contentment.
So this weekend, I’m setting a challenge:
DO JUST ONE THING.
Choose one thing from your list, and do that. (Hint: Make it a small thing.)
It will be on top of your other obligations – housework, social events, kids’ sport, etc. But instead of having the weight of the entire list on your shoulders, you will have just one thing. And when you do it, you celebrate the win. Cross it off that list with gusto. Do an NFL-style touchdown-victory-dance-thing. Preferably involving mime.
And be content.
Next weekend may be different. You may need to work your arse off and get stuff done. But this weekend, work on just that one thing.
What will your one thing be? Is it small or large? Easy or challenging?
We’ll be rearranging the furniture in the TV/play room. It may not be the smallest job on the list, but the celebration at the end will be epic. Because it’s a job that’s been hanging over us and pissing us off for months. So this weekend, it’s goin’ down.
Have a wonderful, content, fun weekend, folks. Truly.