Five Minute Friday – Work

I am joining Five Minute Friday again this week.  There are some exciting things over there in the coming weeks.  Check out the teaser for those this week.  And join in writing about “Work”

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Work.  It is something that I feel like I do so much of, but still not enough of.  I work at a lot of different things – teaching, keeping my house clean, keeping my daughter on track for activities and school and trying to keep up with current events.  And I do feel like I work quite a bit.  Yet, I don’t have what I want to show for that work.

For example, this week, I cleaned the kitchen and living room early on Thursday morning, during a thunderstorm (that woke me up at 4:30 a.m.).  The house looked nice when I left for work that day.  Now, both rooms are pretty messy again.  I also worked quite a bit on different projects for work.  But, I still have a long, long to-do list.  Luckily, my trip for this weekend was cancelled today, so I now have a day at home tomorrow to play some catch-up.  But, what if I didn’t have that?  I would come home and be behind, despite all the work.

The conclusion I’m coming to is that I have to stop viewing work as being able to be “completed”.  Nothing that I do is ever really complete.  It is simply done-for-now.  It will need to be done again in the future (sometimes as soon as the next day).  If I know that going in, perhaps it will not disappoint me so much when I don’t have much to show for what I’ve done.

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Work. Never complete. Just done, for now.

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3 Responses to Five Minute Friday – Work

  1. I need to think of some of my work the same way, it all has to be redone.

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  2. Lesley says:

    So true, the work is never done and I feel like every time I complete something and cross it off my to do list, there are three more things to add! I agree, it’s probably helpful to change our perspective and just accept that the work will never be completely finished.

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  3. Jaime says:

    I like that idea quite a bit! What a good mantra to have.

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