A Note on Getting Sh*t Done

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.

 

Pearl

By justpearlythings

I am a writer, a lover, and a believer in the good things in life. I write about mental health and wellness, along with book reviews and fashion opinions. My blog caters to thoughtful, growth-minded women and men, and offers insights and personal challenges that provide a space for relevant, meaningful connection. The World Wide Web is vast, it contains multitudes, and so do we as people. I believe that through self-awareness and honesty, we create a more loving planet for everyone. Feel free to follow this page and share it with friends and family. Love, Pearl

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