Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Fixing Those Nagging Small Problems
Or even smaller things. I had two light bulbs (light bulbs, people!) that were out upstairs, but in areas that aren't really used. Still I kept noticing and making a mental to get it done. I had a clock whose battery had died and every time I looked at it it was annoying but it's by the front door and I was always on my way out when I looked at and felt that frustrating "Need to do that" in my brain. Some books I am no longer attached to needed a new home. Note: I didn't say they need the perfect home. Just another home besides here. The rest will be up to Goodwill.
Saturday I got up and decided to knock out all these little annoyances. The light bulbs, the clock, the books.
A shirt that I couldn't wear because it needed ironing . A button that needed replaced. Printing out some labels for containers.
Once I got started I couldn't stop.
Sometimes the devil really is in the details. None of these things took longer than a couple of minutes once I started.
Then yesterday my husband was trimming some trees and noticed ivy growing across our bedroom window. He pulled it down. I'm sure he thought I hadn't noticed it but when I ran out to thank him for doing it I told him that I'd noticed it every day for weeks and it was on my mental to-do-list.
You could probably get up right now and do 5 things in 15 minutes that would alleviate that little nagging feeling in your brain.
You'll feel so good about it, you'll wonder what took you so long.