I’m currently doing a 13 day challenge where I try to live in the moment. Each day I choose one activity and try to be fully present to the task. Today I tried to be present while doing some yard work.
I did some yard work today. I did a great job being present while pulling weeds in the garden. I watered the lemon and grapefruit trees just fine and took care of some outside tasks. I felt the sun and just focused on taking care of my yard. I was feeling quite proud of myself on how attentive, mindful and at peace my little head had been during my hour of yard work.
Then I saw this hideous creature sitting on my back patio like it was taunting me.
It’s dead now. I spent the next hour hunting for its friends. I didn’t find any, but I cleaned my house grumbling the entire time about why we have roaches on Earth and worrying that the roaches are planning an invasion into my home.
You can’t mindful when roaches are involved. It’s all out war and I plan to win.