Things have been bugging me lately. Not the things I have been doing but the things I haven't been doing; not the big things in my life but the small things.
So I instituted a new habit.
Each week, I complete one small thing from my lengthy to-do list. I simply choose one and then go and do it. No over-thinking, no worrying about what else I should be doing instead.
The first time, I cleaned the windows in my bedroom. (I won't tell you how long it has been since I last cleaned them because then you would shun me forever.) I didn't clean all the windows in my house, just the three in my bedroom. Geez, I felt good afterwards (and the glass looked great!). One big smile.
Last week's task was to attach my garden hose to a new hose reel. It took a couple of YouTube videos and a photo of my Dad's hose reel for me to work out how to do it because the hose reel box, unhelpfully, didn't explain it. But I did it and now my hose has a neat home. One big smile.
My list doesn't look any shorter but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Now I have a new motto: one small thing, one big smile. Would you like to try it, too?