Making the bed. Emptying the dishwasher. Putting your lunch bag away at the end of each day.
We all have that one thing, that one little annoying task that we know, if we do it, we will feel a million times better than if we left it. There are things I have gotten in the habit of doing, things like making the bed, that I do daily because I like the way it looks and I like the way it feels when I get back into it at the end of each day.
But there is one thing that I negotiate with myself about week after week. I promise myself treats and good things if I just do it and do not procrastinate. I even use positive self talk to convince myself that doing said task now will save me precious time later and will send me into the week on a positive note. I tell myself if I DON’T do it, I will feel like there is always something left to be done, always this nagging little voice saying hey you, yeah you, you forgot about me, I’m still here and I’m not going anywhere.
I’m talking about the dreaded putting away of clean laundry.
Believe me, I can stare at that full basket of clothes for DAYS.
I can pick out just what is needed if anything is required from it.
I can live out of it like a freaking suitcase if I have to.
I start out with good intentions, doing all the laundry on a Sunday, load upon load. And typically, right up until that last basket, I get everything put away, ready for the week ahead.
Until that last basket.
So my new promise to myself is this. Finish what you start. Don’t leave it for later. Save your precious “later” moments for things that count.
The odd dish or two? They can wait.
The messy blankets all over the couch? They can wait.
If you do one thing…make it something that will affect the rest of your week in a positive way.
Go put the laundry away.
What is the one thing you know you should just do, and yet you still manage to talk yourself out of it week in and week out?
How do you get yourself in the mindset of just doing it and getting it over with? Tips and tricks to share? Comment above!