It’s impossible until it’s done!

I can get so OVERWHELMED when I look at the massive piles of laundry or dishes in the sink! Instead of starting somewhere I find every possible reason to procrastinate. I’m helpless! I don’t want to do anything at all. And could wait for hours until I have no choice but get to work. And then I remember:

β€œIt always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela.

When I finally get my hands on the job, I realize I’m actually enjoying the work. And I regret I didn’t start earlier because now I want to do it perfectly but there’s only time for surface cleaning. I hardly get to the little things and de-cluttering.

Why some of us wait until we are under high pressure to be efficient?! You know what I mean. Those moments when a friend tells you she’s going to stop by in half an hour. For me personally it’s not that I don’t want to show any vulnerability but I think it’s showing respect toward the other person when your house is welcoming. And I don’t mean perfectly clean. In my case, as long as there will be children playing in my house, it’s never going to be perfect. Maybe not even good enough for some.

The point is that we do things 10 times faster under pressure than we’d normally do. And I function like that for years. I sometimes wonder if that will ever change…

But even under pressure there’s still an order that I find useful to follow for maximum efficiency.

In the kitchen I start with the sink. In the bedroom with the bed and in the bathroom with the floor. Somehow when these things are done it seems that 80% of the work is done. And if I manage to start a load of laundry and get the dishwasher going, I feel really good :-).

And then I keep saying to myself that my eyes are lying! It’s not so hard as it appears.

Get to work and your hands will do miracles.

There’s so much truth in this phrase! The work truly seems easier!
Let me know how it works for you!

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2 comments

  1. Yes it works exactly the same way for me, you need just to start doing stuff and you would love doing what not long ago seemed so impossible. And appreciating what you have achieved is rewarding!!! Alina, I love reading your precious posts which flows from your kind and caring heart. Keep going, love.

  2. Maria, thanks a lot for your encouraging words! It took me more than a year to get back to blog writing πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to start again soon πŸ˜‰ I miss staying connected.

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