Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Cultivating patience

Looks like my energy is returning now, since the ‘cold from hell’.  Yesterday I managed to do two loads of washing and hang them out to dry, did a pile of ironing, got tea ready in the slow cooker and checked through the cupboards, fridge and freezer to make a shopping list for the fortnight.  All before I left the house at 8.45am for work.  Then I made dog food when I got in at 7pm. I was quite pleased with myself as I’ve been coming in from work and just collapsing on the couch lately! 

It’s hard sometimes, to lead a frugal life when you’re out of the house for 10 and a half hours a day. There are so many things I’d like to be doing, but never seem to have time or energy for.  Sometimes I have days when I come in from work and can’t be bothered to cook from scratch or think what to do with the leftovers, or I want the easy and quick way to clean the house. Iain always says not to be too hard on myself and just give in when I have to, and I’ll have time enough soon to accomplish all I want.  But I find it hard to make compromises.  I have a vision of the life I want to be living, and I want it to be doing it all now.

Patience is something I need to learn.  Patience means serenity, slowing down, enjoying the moment, taking your time to get things right and accepting you can't change your life or achieve your goals overnight. Patience means taking the time to properly read the instructions on your box of wax strips before you apply them to your armpit :o)

I am getting better at it (most of the time). 

1 comment:

  1. Roll on redundancy, I say. Then you will have lots of time to do all those things you want. I cant wait for my time to come. I have been on school holidays this week so have managed to do lots of the things that you mentioned, plus I went on a photograpy adventure this morning. Glad you cold is getting better. Its bad enough having a cold in winter but summer, no way!