We all have that something, don’t we? That something, or maybe even a bunch of things, that we keep meaning to get around to doing some day. Not necessarily great big things, but just those ‘niggly’ little things that maybe aren’t urgent but we know we need or want to do.
If you’re wondering what I mean, let me share with you some of my things that I’ve been meaning to ‘get around to’ for quite a while:
-Add addresses into my address book (an actual book, not an electronic version).
-Sort out my paper work.
-Tidy out my spare room, so that I can eventually turn this unintentional ‘storage room’ into a guest room.
-Reorganise my kitchen cupboard.
-Print out photos from the past couple of years to make an album.
– Meet up with a couple of friends to do creative things and play the violin together.
-Make an appointment with the doctor / dentist.
-Get new ceiling / spot lights and get them fitted as quite a few have stopped working.
Hopefully that gives you more of an idea of what the things you’ve been meaning to ‘get around to’ could be, or maybe you are well aware of them, but like me, you just never quite get around to them! 🙂 🙂
Maybe it’s not even something that takes too much effort, it could be that there’s a particular novel that you’ve wanted to read, but you just haven’t ….yes you guessed it…..got around to it, yet.
Or maybe there’s a job needing done in your kitchen, not a big home-improvement project, but just something needing fixed. There could be a bit of your garden that you want to tidy before the weather gets too cold. Maybe you want to reorganise, or get organised with your household system (or create one if you aren’t quite at the point of having any workable systems yet). Maybe you’ve been meaning to call a friend to check in on them and see how they’re doing for a while, but the days just slip by. Or maybe there’s an email you wanted to write. Perhaps you want to create a scrapbook of memories from your family holiday, but instead of doing so, you let all the ‘bits and pieces’ you want to include in it remain scattered here and there around your house. Maybe you’ve been meaning to write out some recipes and update your recipe book if you’ve got one, or maybe you even want to try cooking or baking something new that you’ve been meaning to.
Whatever it is, sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of what we’ve been meaning to get around to, and a bit of a nudge into action. How easy would it be to spend one of these winter days or evenings just doing that simple thing that we’ve been meaning to do, or at least make a start on it?
For example, I could choose the photos I want to get printed and make a folder on my computer and then it will be easier when I do go to send off to get them printed.
Maybe I could spend some time one evening making a list or inventory of the specific lights in particular rooms that I need to get fixed so that I know how many I actually need.
I could write in one address at a time into my address book.
I could spend half an hour at the weekend tidying up my spare room, and at least I would have made a start.
Some of the ‘niggly’ wee jobs needing done can be done there and then. For things that might take longer, at least starting out, even if it’s just a small start will hopefully give us the opportunity to build momentum until we’ve accomplished that thing that we keep meaning to do.
So what is it that you’ve been meaning to get around to doing? And are you actually going to decide to get around to it in this season? 🙂