Hmm… My mind is going in a handful of different directions today, let’s see if I can work through this into one common theme. If nothing else, it’s been a while since I’ve had a totally scattered blog! 😉 In no particular order…
I’m slowly getting down to where I want to get for pictures from our Iceland trip. I’ve got an idea I’d like to pull off and I made some pretty big strides toward it today. I wouldn’t say I’m in the home stretch, more like I’m rounding first base and closing in on second.
Earlier in the day I spent some quiet time working on a handful of tasks to be prepped for my book launch (coming up before too long, takes way longer than I expected). None of the tasks were particularly “fun” but they were all necessary. Making progress towards a dream felt great. Funny how rewarding the grind can be at times!
Family games are always fun. They’re even more fun when the boys are asking to play. Good quality time around the kitchen table is music for my soul. Laughing and enjoying each others company is something I could blog about every single day.
Cooking is way more fun when it is 100% voluntary and there are no time constraints. Spending time prepping and grilling was very much enjoyable today. Playing an ’80s station on Pandora also helped provide the right mood.
After walking LuLu as a family I’m not sure what got into me, but I spent a little bit of time weeding. Again, not something I usually consider fun, but it felt productive and rewarding.
And there’s my theme of gratitude today!!!
I am grateful for how easy it is to appreciate the mundane work and tasks when there are no time constraints and the actions are fully voluntary. Throw in some chill music and I can find ways to be smiling all the time, even when it is boring work.
Scratch that, I’m more thankful for the insight I just had. Whenever work or tasks are “involuntary” they are still 100% voluntary. I always have a choice and I can choose to not do them. Yes, there would be repercussions, but I have a choice. Here’s my insight – how do I help myself remember more often that all my tasks and work are truly voluntary in nature and not involuntary? How much more joyful of a life would I live if I remembered that constantly? Hmm…
Thanks for sticking with me while I worked through that one!