Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Just a little bit every day...

Ever look at a job you know you have to do, think about how long it's going to take, and decide your time would be better spent catching up on your favorite TV show before it goes off of Hulu?  I have.  In fact, I can directly attribute that feeling of "too huge to handle" to why there is a giant pile of lumber, roofing materials and such in our back yard.  But I've resolved to get this job done, and to do so, I've decided that it doesn't have to be done... immediately.

But, instead of putting the whole thing off 'til later, we're breaking things down into tiny pieces.  I have resolved to spend the first 15-45 minutes of my evening working outside, getting rid of that trash pile.  Thankfully, my hubby has decided to join me in this task.  We know that we won't finish the job soon, doing just a little bit every day, but by breaking the job into smaller pieces, it will eventually get done, and we will have a feeling of accomplishment every day, as we work towards our goal. 

Some tasks are just too big to accomplish on your own.  It's important to ask for help, and to break it up into manageable pieces.  Not only will you increase your enjoyment of the job, but you'll probably find that you'll get the thing done more quickly than you would've otherwise.  We have busy weekend plans for the forseeable future, but we're not letting our weekends get in the way of the job we need to do, or the job get in the way of the fun we want to have on the weekend.  And that, my friends, is good!


  1. A friend of mine used to say of such tasks that we would do them "...like we eat an apple, one bite at a time..."

    He is right (& so are you).

  2. I've heard it expressed "eat your elephant, one bite at a time." Good advice!