|I have returned to using wooden pegs. So frustrated with brittle bits of plastic|
from broken pegs. A little less plastic happening is always a good thing too.
Recently I have seen this sentiment posted around the interwebs - and I must say, it strikes a chord with me.
I think back on all the things that I have quit in frustration or annoyance over the years and now know that if I had only just taken a break from the task or goal and then gone back to it....it most probably would have been accomplished.
|Slow cooked corned beef|
cooked in ginger beer.
These days, ETA's (Expected Time of Arrival) is a big pushy KPI that does not allow us to step back from our work and reflect. Things are just deliver, deliver, deliver, faster, faster, faster. I am a reflective learner (I realised this very late in life) and sometimes absolutely need time to reflect before continuing on with a task or a goal. Without time to reflect I often become overwrought and throw my proverbial hands up in frustration.....by reflecting on the other hand, I can step away and think through what a hurdle or challenge actually is and allow my subconscious mind a little time to cook up a fabulous solution. We're all different of course, a point in case is Mrs HM who finds solutions to challenges by pushing through - we are truly opposites in this regard.
|I've found that hanging clothes inside-out reduces|
fading and helps prolong the life of our clothes
For so long I labelled my need to sometimes reflect mid-task as procrastination - well, others labelled it as that I and I believed them - but now I understand myself better and am beginning to see the difference between the need to rest and reflect and when I am truly procrastinating. Incidentally, procrastination can sometimes be just a natural response to doing things that violate our core values (worth a thought).
|Home made family meat pie|
filled with beautiful savoury mince,
a buttery crust from scratch and
freshly cooked mushy peas
Moving towards and maintaining a simpler, more frugal and meaningful life can sometimes be overwhelming and challenge-ridden. Breaking the consumerist habits of a lifetime can be as confronting as breaking a serious addiction. Don't give up, just rest, reflect - then resume immediately when clarity emerges.
|Blackie the hen occasionally|
lays a very small egg. The poor
darling is blind and very senile
but still healthy and happy.
Take care folks and stay nice
|'Oopsie' cakes made with whipped|
egg white and yoghurt (according
to Dear daughter # 4)