I got to play in the garden this morning. It was a beautiful morning; a cool breeze kept me company, the earth wet and squishy from the rain. Although I usually dread pulling weeds, today they practically jumped out of the soft ground. As I made my way around the beds, I savored the multi-colored blooms smiling back at me, taking time to stop and admire the ones most flamboyantly seeking my attention.
Doing chores is work. But everything I treasure most has an aspect of boring or otherwise unappealing work involved. Although I prefer planting new flowers and deadheading the spent blooms, weeding is part of the business of gardening. Coaching my clients brings me nothing but joy, but I don’t always relish the paperwork and marketing involved with running my business. Even the beach house we will soon visit on vacation requires consistent sweeping to stay ahead of the sand-covered floors.
Recently my coach helped me reframe some overwhelming tasks I needed to get done. She invited me to consider the reason I do the work that I do; the passion I feel for my message, my writing, and my clients. Through our conversation, I was reminded that feeling overwhelmed is sometimes part of doing something important and I could choose how I approached the work that needed to be done.
Instead of I have to do _____, I get to do _______.When I get to do the work necessary to support my passion, it feels like play. Click To Tweet
Once again connecting with my friends over at Five Minute Friday. Today we are playing with the word PLAY. Check out all the other 5 minute reflections HERE.