Life can be routine. There are chores that must be done daily, weekly, and monthly. Often, they become a rut with our path always the same. I found recently, that a small change causes the brain to change as well.
For example, I have hated going to the grocery store since always. It was a challenge that I never wanted to take. It was my custom to always go through the fresh produce first and amble through the store getting all the food needed until my return. You just have to think of that hamster on its wheel or, at least, I did. On one trip there a few weeks ago, I decided that I would start on the far back right of the store and work back to the front with the produce at the end. That trip seemed shorter ending with no bruised produce or misshapen loaves of bread. Oddly, it seemed quicker as well.
The following trip there, I did the same thing with the same results. My attitude has changed now as I found that to be such a satisfying experience. It has led me to question what else I can change to rid myself of the reluctance to do a chore. I am good at procrastination, in fact, I should be the President of Procrastintors of America; this bad habit needs to go away so maybe no Presidency for me. I’ll start breaking that habit tomorrow……
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A follow-up on last week’s post: I’ve baked my third loaf of sourdough bread. Changing recipes really helped as did the addition of a Dutch Oven which provides a much-needed more-intense heat for the bread as it bakes. There are still a couple of mistakes but this loaf was satisfying in its well-rounded loaf, dark color, and taste. It can only get better and I’m very encouraged.