Golden Wisdom from Mom: Simple Easy Small

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This week we’re honoring those people who have mothered us–including our own mothers!

Yesterday I shared with you several of the things my mother had said to me over the years. I hope her words comforted and uplifted you as much as they have done so for me. Today I want to share with you a bit of mothering of my own.

From time-to-time I’ve become overwhelmed with all I needed to do in order to move myself forward out of the mess I was in and toward something better. The road ahead looked steep and rocky, and it was a daunting sight for sure. I found myself unable to get started because I felt so crushed and defeated even before I’d begun.

But then I hit upon a technique that’s helped me over the years.

I’ve found that if I selected tasks to do that were simple, easy, and small, that I would actually do them. I’d do them precisely because they were simple easy and small.

They were simple:

~making my bed in the mornings;

~straightening the kitchen in the evenings;

~sitting quietly in the morning and listening for the Divine;

~sitting quietly in the evening and sensing the Divine….

They were easy:

~I didn’t have to think very hard

~the tasks weren’t strenuous

~I didn’t need special knowledge or special equipment to do the tasks….

They were small:

Surprising to me was that most of the simple and easy tasks took less than 15 minutes to complete!

 

I’ve found by focusing on simple easy and small tasks I could overcome my feelings of inertia and overwhelm. As I continued with these types of tasks, I felt better about myself and momentum grew, which I then used to tackle projects that were a little larger.

Have you tried a technique like this to help yourself move forward? Please share it with us! Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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