Doing It All…Not!

Do It All TodayToday’s Berthaism: You don’t have to do it all today!

I know Bertha’s whisper-shouting this one to me today…I’m just starting a major project…it should take 8 weeks…I’m on day 2 and I’m feeling overwhelmed. I’m not sure about you…but when I’m overwhelmed…I tend to procrastinate.

So today’s message reminds…me…us…that we don’t have to look at the big picture all the time…just look at the next piece in front of us…do that task…then tackle the next one.

LOL…she just added to it…You don’t have to do it all today…but you do have to do something!

Well…guess I’m off to take action…even a small one.

Jane…

I would love to hear how you take action when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

 

Just Call the Heater…

I’ve been celebrating fall…by…opening the windows…and letting in the nice cool breezes that we’ve been having…so easy to sleep…when the house is in the sixties…getting up…not so much fun…

And…since I have to get up before the sun…during the week…I have to say…it’s downright cold in here…so…I sat shivering at my desk…while I attended to social media…all the time…wishing for…and discounting…the idea of getting the space heater from the garage…

Until…finally…a shivering…Bertha…grabbed me by the hair of the head…and threw me into the garage…in just over a minute…I had retrieved the heater…and the office was beginning to warm…

She says that it reminds her of my life…and…all the times…that…there is a simple solution to a problem…I know what it is…I have the ability to do it…but…for some reason…known only to me…and…Aunt Bea from Andy Griffith…who refused to call the man…I don’t do it…

Instead…I try other things…I put on socks…I wrap up in a blanket…I call Gomer for assistance…I put on my coat…I put on gloves…I put on earmuffs…I call Gomer for assistance…never getting the results that I want…until…finally…I do the one thing…that I’ve known all along would work…

And…it does…

So…why did I argue…why did I resist…

Well…like Aunt Bea…I blamed it on money…it costs money to run the space heater…I’m trying to be conservative…I hate to run the heater in here when I have the windows open in there…blah…blah…blah…

Interestingly…I ran the heater about fifteen minutes…and…now my office…is warm and toasty…my teeth aren’t chattering…and the blog is almost finished…Gomer…has left the building…and…I believe…my budget is mostly intact…

So…why did I argue…why did I resist…

Honestly…I don’t know…I’m not sure…why…I resist the easy answer…why I have to try things that I know won’t work…why I put on badge after badge of honor…for all the efforts that I’ve made…when…I’ve been ignoring a simple solution…all along…

Unfortunately…Bertha…has gone to remove her parka and snow boots…so…she isn’t explaining at the moment…so…I guess…it’s contemplation time for me…

Jane