Today it was my lovely mum’s Birthday and it certainly has been a busy day. Noah and I were joined in our excitement. We woke up early and before playgroup at 9am we had cleaned the house, put the bunting up, made a cake and wrapped her present. Tonight when we got home we cooked dinner for family and friends, set the table and lit the candles. Phew!
We loved every minute of the preparation yet most of the jobs involved cleaning and tidying so what made it enjoyable? Mainly the fact that the whole time we were doing our jobs we had mum/granny in mind. How pleased would she be of our house looked lovely for our party? Would she be excited by the decorations we had put up? Would she love our presents? Would she be surprised that we had made a cake?
The cake is a whole story in itself. A mix of dates and pecans whizzed up in the Magi Mix, it was a true taste sensation…inspired by Deliciously Ella. Making something that Noah and I can enjoy with everyone else makes the job all the better.
Well it was all a great success and we all had a lovely night but honestly we had a great day getting ready too.
Our motivation makes all the difference to how we do a job. If we do chores with a dull mind the jobs become dull. If we can learn to dedicate our jobs to a more worthy cause then they become valued activities, something we are pleased to be doing.
I find this every day when I muck the horses out. In a way it is a really thankless task. Each morning the stables are just as filthy as the day before. I really don’t mind doing it though because I love the horses to bits and I do it for them. They are so pleased to see me when I arrive and it makes it all worth it.
Every day when I run, I love it. Whatever the weather, however I feel I am so pleased to be doing it. Every step take I have in mind that I am doing it to keep in good health. What better cause could there be?
Each time you do an activity try thinking of a greater cause for doing it, something to dedicate your act to. Pause and consider your motivation and then keep this in mind. It really will make a difference to what you get out of it.