Day 2993: An hour a day

In a therapy hour yesterday, I suggested that somebody spend an hour a day taking care of a task they’d been avoiding — cleaning up and organizing their home. This person had tried breaking down the overwhelming job in other ways, and those hadn’t worked.

I like to take my own advice, so I am going to spend an hour a day taking care of tasks I avoid like

  • doing my taxes,
  • filling out other forms,
  • contacting bureaucracies,
  • calling people I don’t know,
  • risking failure or rejection,
  • talking to unpleasant people,
  • organizing closets, and
  • throwing away things I don’t need.

As usual, spending an hour a day blogging is helping me face the day ahead.

I spend at least an hour a day walking, taking photos, and tweeting.

Here’s “The Working Hour” by Tears for Fears (allegedly the best song with an hour in the title):

How might you spend an hour a day?

I spend much more than an hour a day giving thanks for all I have, including wonderful readers like YOU.

Categories: life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism, Psychotherapy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

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14 thoughts on “Day 2993: An hour a day

  1. An hour a day keeps the doctor away, or maybe it was an apple!

  2. puella33

    I spent more than an hour organizing my drawers, and found precious things I had tucked away which I had forgotten. Out of sight, out of mind. Have a nice day, Ann

  3. Debbie T

    You definitely deserve those delicious meals.

  4. Michael’s meal looks like it took more than an hour to cook, but that’s okay. Some things are worth the time and I can tell his cooking is a labor of love.

  5. I’ve been working on an ‘organizing photos from the beginning of time’ and tossing and keeping and organizing just the special ones.

  6. An hour a day is fantastic advice, I think, Ann!

  7. I break a lot of tasks down by taking them one hour at a time. I always refer to “eating the elephant one bite at a time,” and it is interesting how often after one hour, I’m ready to give a little more time and effort and “get it done!”

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