Oh dear. Not good. Only because we are the best of friends, I’ll admit on the internet that this is one of the planters in front of my house. This, coupled with all the stacked up newspapers at the end of the driveway, makes us a neighborhood favorite. Last week, we had a couple of nights of 20-something temps. I would not call this plant frost-tolerant nor would I call myself a gardener.
Isn’t it just too bad we can’t do something one time and not have to revisit the task ever again? I would love to do laundry once. Empty the dishwasher only one time – and not once every day. And at work?? Weeellll…..it would be awesome to ask someone to do something one time and never have to ask again. Or, tweak one little process and reap the benefits of the change forever more without ever having to tweak it again.
But, reality is not any of that. It’s just life that our attention is required for all sorts of things a bazillion times. Try not to let something you view as monotonous cause you frustration. Every time you review a report, every time you counsel an employee about getting to work late or every time you straighten up your house, you have the option to learn something. So, opt in! Look for something good in every task of every day. Think of it as job security and don’t be the complainer people complain about.
What else are you going to do? Sit around and do nothing?
Don’t answer that.