The Beauty of the Mundane
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If you ask a friend how they are, and likely they will say “Busy!”
What do we fill our busy days with? We have so many challenges and demands on our time. It’s easy to think of the everyday routine tasks as interfering in our day, but these mundane activities of tidying, doing laundry, washing dishes, going to the dentist make the foundation for a happy, healthy life.
How much time do we spend working on someone else’s schedule (work, soccer practice, store hours, appointments)? Once we launch ourselves out there in our work day, it’s easy to get caught up in the fast pace of life. Sometimes, going to work feels like merging onto the freeway: we are obligated to maintain the speed of traffic.
On the other hand, if we set aside time to do what we need to make our own life better, we can set the pace ourselves. We can slow down with meditation practice or a hobby, but maybe we can just enjoy the soapy water, spreading out crisp, clean sheets or the small joy of a momentarily clean floor before we head out into the fast lane.
Climbing into bed tonight we will thank our morning self.
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