Today, I had three tasks that demanded my attention. Not one of them was something that I wanted to do today. And at not a single moment during each of these activities did I find myself thinking: Here I am! In the moment! But each task was pressing in its own way, and each task needed to be addressed now.
So: I was a champion of the mundane today. I dealt with the tasks that were pressing on me, in order of their relative importance:
Task #1: Snaking the toilet
Task #2: Countering an offer on our house in Atlanta
Task #3: Completing my open enrollment healthcare options
And now they are done. There, that wasn’t so bad, was it?
Of the three, I think the first one came closest to being an exercise in mindfulness!