Everything you do now is something you don’t have to do later. The more you put off your chores, or your dreams, the more they pile up and tend to seem impossible. Just recently I worked two very long days in a row. The first day I came home, fed my horses properly, prepared buckets, and made my lunch. Heck I even washed the bathroom sink! The following days chores went much smoother, but I was tired from all the driving, so I used this as an excuse not to prepare for the next day. It is now two days later, and I am still behind because of this poor decision. Skipping a step in the preparation for tomorrow tends to lead to what I call the ‘crash and burn syndrome’, and instead of enjoying my set time to relax I’m playing catch up with chores not to mention once again putting my dreams on hold.
Who has ever said “I’ll do it later” to only one task?
The mistake I’ve was making was to assume that forward thinking meant saving for retirement, or planning meals, and yes that is a major factor, but it’s the little things that make those bigger things possible.
I learned three things from this experience:
2. My creativity wanders away on me if I’m trapped under the rubble of my ‘life mess’. For some reason if I have things to do that I’m putting off, like housework or scheduling appointments, I have no desire to do anything not even work on one of my fun creative projects!
3. Everything we do right now is a stepping stone to the bigger picture. What you do now is the foundation of what’s to come. Every action we take in this moment amplifies in future moments.
This experience has made me see the drudgery of daily tasks in a whole new light. Without putting out the effort, to plan ahead for my very near future, and take that quick minute right now to do something easy there will be no time left in the future to do the things I really want to do.
Live life to the fullest,