Across the board,
This is terrible advice.
It’s easier not to exercise,
To eat unhealthy food,
Doing the easy thing
Generally leads to poor results.
But yesterday evening while I was showering
It struck me that I get so wrapped up
In the big, important things I need to do,
I fail to do the easiest, quickest tasks –
Allowing them instead to weigh down my thoughts
When they should long be dead.
Take for example my shower curtain.
I bought a new one over a month ago.
It’s been sitting on a shelf in the my bathroom
Since I first bought it
Begging to be hung.
The task would only take me a few minutes.
Day after day,
I put it off.
Every evening when I shower
I think to myself,
I’ve got to put up the new shower curtain up.
I get out of the shower.
Go about my bedtime preparations
I’ll do it tomorrow.
So, today I give you
The same advice I’m giving myself.
Stop making excuses…
Get the easy thing done.
Put the stupid shower curtain up!
(*Right before I posted this, I did put the shower curtain up. Yay! Unfortunately, I also hung it up backwards, a mistake I have yet to correct. Maybe another day…)