From Daily OM: Finding Joy in Meaningless Tasks #Inspirational #wordPressWednesday

From Daily OM: Finding Joy in Meaningless Tasks #Inspirational #wordPressWednesday

Good morning to everyone!

Today, whilst reading emails, I happened upon one which spoke to me in a great way.

I suppose people will think me strange, and those who have known me for years will note I’ve not always been as I am now, but I enjoy the little things. Clearing my counters of clutter, making sure the dishes are stowed away in the dishwasher rather than piling up in the sink, cleaning the litterbox, even the dreaded vacuuming, all give me a sense of great accomplishment when I’ve gotten them done.

Also, since my house is an open floor plan and my workspace is in the kitchen, having the house picked up before I begin my workday allows me a clearer energy field in which to work.

Anyhow, the following is what led me down this rabbit hole on a blustery rain filled morning!


Finding joy and reason in mundane tasks can shift the flow, and make it not so bad afterall.

Spending an afternoon working on the car, gardening, or even cleaning the house can be fun when we have an interest in the project. Yet, we can also find joy in the chores and tasks we don’t especially like. All we need is a change of attitude, a different approach, a little music, or some help from friends, and the tasks or responsibilities that we perceive as tedious can become a source of pleasure.

Most of us tend to put off what it is that we don’t want to do. Yet, one of the best approaches to an unpleasant task or dull chore is to dive right in and be fully mindful of what it is that you are doing. You may not perceive washing the kitchen floor as enjoyable, but it can be if you view it as a loving act for both yourself and your family. Lose yourself in paying your bills, and thank the universe that you are able to receive the service you are writing that check for. Mending can become a treasure hunt to find the right button and matching thread. And, each morning, see how neatly you can make your bed and take pride in your results.

Playing your favorite music, dancing while you work, or creating a mental list of everything you are grateful for are just a few ways to turn an unexciting activity into a fun event. Ask a friend to help you clean out the basement or paint a room; provide some yummy snacks as an incentive. Look for joy in doing your mundane activities, and they’ll become a source of enjoyment rather than a tolerable duty.

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Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

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