Hi from my bedroom, and a happily exhausted me.
I’ve changed how I perceive errands and chores, and the mental shift has made my life experience so much more pleasant.
For example, I say to myself, “I get to go workout today – yay!” This feels so much better than, “Ugh, I have to go workout today.” Simply changing how I interpret my daily tasks has made me feel like a cute, well-dressed go-getter and not like a stressed-out, always rushed, millenial.
The only downside (and is it really a downside?) is that I must let go of my old identity as somewhat of a lazy lady. I preferred to sleep in past 9 a.m. because I loathed my chores. Now that I see my chores as special tasks that make my life exactly the dream I want to live, it is easier for me to bounce out of bed. I feel exhilarated at the thought of knowing that I can achieve two or three relevant tasks with today’s sunlight.
It helps me personally to have a reasonable to-do list, which makes the perfectionist in me think, “But what will I do to feel worthy?” I have to remind myself that my best is enough, and to simply give each day the best that I am capable of giving. Surprisingly, my best gets a lot done, without the stress of being a perfectionist. For example,, my road rage has definitely improved, and anyone who lives with rush-hour traffic knows this is a life improvement for sure.
Once I finish my three main chores of the day, usually by 12 p.m., I am ready to wind down my day with some yoga and a meal. I feel so grateful to know that anything I didn’t accomplish today I can surely do tomorrow, because I know I am capable of getting things done, and I feel thankful for the privilege of getting my sh*t done.