15 minutes to peace

We moved into our house here in Red Fork two years ago.

Among the umpteen gazillion items we packed into boxes, loaded onto a U-Haul, and dragged out here from Illinois was a rather large, heavy wall hanging that had been in our bathroom back in Belleville.

All my other decorations made it onto the walls — some faster than others, but they all got there.

All, that is, except this one lonely wall hanging, which is large, heavy, and awkward to handle. It isn’t really that hard to hang, but it has to be disassembled and installed in pieces, and it’s kind of a hassle, and I just didn’t feel like doing it right after we moved. I thought, “I’ll get to that later.”

“Later” turned into two years, and it wasn’t until the other day that I finally got around to hanging this thing up.

The whole project took less than 15 minutes, but getting it done took an enormous weight off my shoulders.

You don’t realize how much the guilt of procrastination is weighing on you until you finally quit making excuses and do whatever it is you’ve been putting off.

Give yourself a present today: Look around your house, find some little project you’ve been neglecting — something you can do in about 15 minutes — and go finish it. You won’t believe the peaceful feeling you’ll get from being done.

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Emily,
thinking it will be time for bed in about 15 minutes