Mel Robbins said the above in her TEDx talk, and my Nanna said something similar circa 1990s. Though Nanna was talking more about general day to day stuff and less about long term goals, I think the “just get it done” kind of motto can be applied to both.
My Nanna and I were discussing housework and I told her I was too lazy to keep up to her levels. Nanna told me she was lazy herself, and this was the reason she kept on top of the housework. She said she would get it out of the way to make space to spend her time the way she wanted. This sounded completely reasonable to me and I have implemented this “just get it done” mind-set in my life.
It’s true as per the Mel Robbins quote, we are never going to feel like it (Vacuuming over Netflix…no thank you, vegetable over chocolate…again no thanks), but we need to recognise the long term benefits and just do whatever it is anyway. In terms of most things, it’s beneficial not to let things get out of control, or to the point we think they are overwhelming.
In the spirit of this, I recently finished two projects: one crochet rainbow cushion top that needed to be sewn onto the cover (as that just isn’t as fun as crocheting it in the first place), and one beanie that was ‘waiting’ a homemade pom pom.
Anything you need to “just get done”? Share in the comments.
Check out the videos and links below if you are interested in the information behind the post, please note they are not affiliated with this blog.
- Mel Robbins Tedx Talk
- C2C crochet basics
- Design your own patterns for C2C crochet with Stitch Fiddle
- Crochet beanie video
- Faux fur pom pom video
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