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,