Sunday, June 11, 2006

What Are You Avoiding Today?

I am taking a break from ironing 25 shirts. Yes, 25. And why am I spending a beautiful Sunday morning taking on such a task? Because I have been putting it off for weeks. O.K., let’s be honest—for months. I know it has been months because there are cold weather shirts in there. How embarrassing!

But this is nothing new and this is why I am sharing with you today. I do not like ironing. Even though I am really good at it, it is the one task that always makes me procrastinate. I have not yet figured out why. Especially since when I finally get myself to do it, I don’t even mind it all that much.

I am still bewildered by the fact that I have not learned my lesson in this area yet. When I do laundry each week, why don’t I just take the few shirts that need ironing and do it immediately? Especially since I know it will grow into the ugly monster that it has become today. 25 shirts?? I still can’t get over this.

Will I ever learn this lesson? Considering I am approaching my 38th birthday and still have not, who knows. Maybe today will be the breaking point and I will remember that I spent a glorious spring morning (after weeks of rain, no less) in front of the t.v. with my iron in hand. On the plus side, I did get an early start so the day still lies ahead for me to enjoy. But that’s no excuse. I am making a commitment to myself today to iron on a weekly basis and not let this happen again.

What is it in your life can you change to avoid the “pile up”? Think about it and think about how good it would feel to commit to change that area. I know that never having to iron 25 shirts in one shot again will create a wonderful sense of accomplishment and freedom. Wouldn’t it be great to feel that way about a habit in your life that you can change? I put the challenge before you!

I hope you enjoy this wonderful Sunday!

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