Ordinary tasks can seem meaningless and suck the joy out of our day. We run around, busy busy busy, driving, shopping, cleaning, cooking. At night before going to sleep it may seem like we got nothing done but here’s the thing…..
When you shop, you bring food into the house. Your family has something to eat and it keeps them alive.
Driving your children to and from school and extra murals keeps them safe and you might even get some time to chat. Fetching a friend or relative who can’t drive is an act of kindness.
When you cook you feed those you love, nurturing them, keeping them alive and healthy and you may even get some opportunities to be creative.
Monday mornings might not always be the best but if you can get up knowing that you are providing for your family it makes going to work more of a breeze.
All this may seem obvious but we sometimes forget that what we are doing counts.
There are ways to make ordinary tasks more fun. Play some music or listen to a podcast. Find someone to join you sometimes. Turn your task into a game or a personal challenge. Change your mindset from “I have to do this” to “I choose to do this because (why)………………………”.
Cooking, cleaning, driving and working, nurture and actually save lives. It may sound exaggerated and dramatic but it’s true. All these seemingly mundane tasks are far more important than we give them credit for.
When you go to sleep at night you can be proud of what you have done today.