Embrace the Ordinary
I H A T E folding laundry.
The monotony of folding shirt after shirt… matching sock after sock annoys me. How do socks just disappear by the way?
I dread it. I avoid it. I wish it away.
But inevitably I find myself with a pile of laundry that I have to face.
And once I begin, I start to get lost in the busywork. My mind wonders. I dream of things I want to do. I think through ideas that I need to develop.
The monotony of the simple task allows my mind room to breathe.
Sometimes I think I over-stuff my life with tasks and projects that constantly challenge and stimulate rather than allow me time to think.
Do you ever feel that way?
I’m beginning to think that the ordinary tasks of life exist to create a more balanced rhythm in our lives. Rather than see them as annoyances, I’d like to engage them as a natural breather in my otherwise chaotic world.
What ordinary activities do you dread?