|"WHEN will I have a moment to rest and not be working?"|
There are little things that we can do to make the experience a bit more relaxing and dare I say it (GASP!), enjoyable. If you must wash the dishes, why not use it as an opportunity to take some time for yourself?
This evening, I spent part of my dish washing and kitchen cleanup time listening to a radio talk show that I enjoy. (It's a show hosted by Len Tillem, an attorney who gives free legal advice to people who call in - it's quite interesting and entertaining. You wouldn't BELIEVE some of the situations that people call in with!) This helped. (The show airs on KGO 810 AM in the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose with podcasts available online)
I then turned off the radio and used a new product that I purchased at Trader Joe's today. I noticed a pretty purple bottle of dish washing soap and grabbed it while picking up groceries. I was so delighted to notice a beautiful fragrance coming from the foamy bubbles as I began to wash the dishes. Upon a closer look at the bottle, I noticed that it includes lavender and tea tree oil. Now my dish-washing session, which I had been dreading, had turned into some "me time" listening to a radio program, as well as an aromatherapy session!
I now feel much better, having done what I know needing to be done, than if I had left it undone for tomorrow, which will come with it's own set of chores and things that need doing. And now to think of how to make the vacuuming a meditative experience...
Debbie aka Sulilo