This weekend did not go according to plan. I mean nothing went tragically wrong but enough little things to make you go “What is even happening with my life”.
I had plans to make some visual cues for our son to help remind him of stuff that needs doing every day. I wanted to mow the lawn and get a bunch of housework done and in general be awesome.
Yeah nah. For some reason I just couldn’t get my shit together. Out daughter decided to turn it on and lose her mind all weekend with tantrums. I have a busted tooth that needs pulling and just no energy in general. No amount of rockets or motivational slogans was going to get my ass moving.
My first instinct is to just grind it out and push. One foot in front of the other and get it done. However this time that approach would have just made me cry and feel like shit which I didn’t need. I will admit a little bit of discomfort while pushing your nose to the grind stone and slogging it out can help me once I. start seeing results. This wasn’t the day for that.
This time I took my back up plan of ‘bare minimum’. What is the bare minimum I need to do to get us through this weekend because I can sort the other stuff later. Everyone got fed, the House was clean (notice I didn’t say tidy just clean) and no one died.
Now this approach is good however it come with a but. A big ol’ Kardashian, Nikki Minaj, Iggy Azalea sized but. This approach is a great thing to visit but don’t move into that headspace. Cruising along doing the bare minimum won’t get you that next step along the road you need. It won’t free up your time for other shit. You’ll be in a constant state of catch up which is stressful and sucks balls.
It is worth remembering you don’t have to move mountains every day. Some days it’s ok just to sit and regroup and some days it’s ok to lay back down, pull the covers over your head and try again tomorrow.