Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Today is one of those days. I don't know if you have days like this, but basically, it's a day when you don't want to do anything at and nothing really NEEDS to be done but at the same time you can't justify having done nothing all day long.
So even though what I would prefer to do is hide in my bedroom and read a book all day, I keep venturing out and doing small things here and there. For instance laundry, that's done. Some shopping for random things like a net for minnow catching, that's done. Or stopping by the park and letting Hannah wade in the creek and try to catch some minnows with said net, did that, too. Going for a run, yup. Find some treasures in other people's garbage, yes, quite literally, a neighbor was throwing away a perfectly good fake tree, how could that not come home with us? Thinking about doing some dishes and sewing, too.
I find that on days where I don't want to do anything at all it's good for me to say yes. If someone asks me to do something, I say yes. Yes wears me out, but the truth is, not doing anything at all wears me out even more, because there is no return on your work when you're not working. Have to do something in order to reap a benefit from it.
And just so I'm clear, rest in the proper time and place is work. But resting randomly throughout the week with no purpose other than a lack of desire to work is just laziness.
As you can see even though I don't feel like doing anything, I have discovered that my feelings aren't the key to getting things done, my yes's are.