Slice of Life: When Life Gives You Weeds, Grab a Wheelbarrow
As I worked I was reminded that I should consider this type of thinking more in my life. When I have a task that just seems too overwhelming I retreat. I don't know where to start -- so I don't start at all. Whether it is a blogpost, a letter to a friend, organizing family photos, researching our family line, that stack of professional reading, a longer writing project, the clothes pile on my dresser, the mail tower on the counter, or my basement, I just choose to ignore it. Maybe instead of ignoring these hard tasks I should just bring a wheelbarrow --- figuratively of course. (Well, literally to the basement.)
If I would just figure out the way to manage the task by taking small steps, I'd get more done. Thirty minutes of writing would be a start. Ten minutes each day with a mail pile would surely zap it. Tackling one section of that overwhelming writing project each morning would get it under control. Taking fifteen minutes to put clothes away and straighten up our room would keep it looking great. Yes, that one wheelbarrow full of weeds every once in awhile would help me get started removing the weeds of my life so I could enjoy the flowers.
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