Just one job

Hello Friends,

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I was clearing up Edie’s room by picking up three things every time I went in there.  I’m now applying the same principle to the landing, and that is looking a bit less cluttered.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been tied up doing stuff, but one thing I have suddenly discovered is that it’s better if I just focus on one thing at a time.  So last weekend, I set myself the goal of cutting a bit more of the hedge in front of the kitchen.  This has been a bit of a tough job – the hedge is full of ivy, and I didn’t cut it back properly last year.  My only job for last Sunday was getting to grips with it, and I did.  There’s another section I need to do but that can wait until another time.

At the weekend I just set myself a few tasks: a quick clean and tidy up round the house, sorting some magazines out and on Sunday, pruning an out of control rambling rose.  It seems that by trying to do less, I’m achieving more.  I am coming to the conclusion that I probably need to try and do less.  There are some things I’m going to have to put to one side – will I ever make those Roman blinds? Or a Christmas table runner?  The answer is not until I prioritise some time to do this.

Have you scaled back on the things you have been trying to do?  Have you found things are working better as a result?

Until next time, Tawney x


Just one job — 2 Comments

  1. Hope this works, I’ve been trying to leave comments on your last few posts with no luck.

    I have been through a similar process recently. Things have been piling on – whether they are physical projects or just mental additions, and I was getting all tangled up in things that didn’t really matter.

    It’s still something I’m working on but yesterday I had a day that was, according to Dan, the reason we came here. I bodded about, visited the pier, got a few things done and read a book. All the things I couldn’t do because I didn’t have time. All the best with your scaling back.