Proclivity toward production
As I mentioned in my previous post, my wife had a bit of an accident recently that forced her to rest a lot. Because of that, I found that I was running the household.
Now, on the surface, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with that. It was a temporary situation and she was sympathetic to the work I needed to get done.
And what I found, especially in the first few days when I was managing the household, was that I was extremely stressed (see the last post “Just let it go” for more).
But when I stopped to think about it, I thought there was such a “good” thing about me having to take more responsibility on my shoulders. I found that I was trying to clean up small messes here and there and trying to tidy things up as much as possible. The more I did those little things, the easier it would be to get other stuff done, I thought.
Then the real epiphany hit. As the only one available to take care of tasks around the house, I had no excuses to give if chores did not get done.
I had to get it done; it forced a proclivity toward production. The real challenge, I now know, is learning to keep the same mental state even when I’m not the only one who can complete tasks around the house.