Yesterday was crazy around our house.Â Laundry day is normally a little chaotic, but this one was exceptionally so.Â I was determined to get everything done at all costs.Â It surprised me when I actually accomplished most of what I set out to do.
Laundry â€“ washed, folded, AND put away
Meals â€“ cooked, eaten, AND cleaned up
Living room â€“ mopped and straightened
Articles â€“ written and submitted
Dishwasher loaded (and started before going to bed)
Bible study with the kids
We even took time out of the day to have company over for a visit.Â It worked out perfectly.Â They showed up just after the baby went down for his nap and left just as he woke up.Â The other mother and I were free to talk and enjoy each otherâ€™s company.
As I was finishing up last night, I wondered what I had done differently.Â Itâ€™s simple, but itâ€™s not easy.Â To get it all done requires that the things that need to be done are done.Â That means I didnâ€™t stop to watch a television show (or shows).Â Yesterday was just one push after another.
My thought this morning was â€œcan I keep it up?â€Â The only way to continue doing what needs to be done is to push aside my selfish thoughts.Â I get time for myself (I was able to take a bath last night before bed).Â It just may be that the time I want or the things I do arenâ€™t what I would have done before.
Truth is, I donâ€™t need to watch television.Â I get caught up in the 4 million channels that are available and just keeping telling my mind and body â€“ after this show.Â There is always another one that comes on that I just have to watch.
Instead of wasting time in front of the tube, Iâ€™m going to be getting to the things that I need to do.Â What are you doing instead of doing what you should?