It's a fact of life that there will always be housework to do, even if there are many other things that we would rather be doing. But we like to think these everyday chores don't have to be a tedious or unpleasant endeavour. This week for The Positive Project, we are going to practice mindfulness, and turn these chores in to an enjoyable experience. Next time you are washing the dishes, feel the warm and soothing water on your hands, enjoy the tickle of little bubbles, and take notice of how calming and relaxing this process can be.
“To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only when you aren’t doing them. I enjoy taking my time with each dish, being fully aware of the dish, the water, and each movement of my hands. I know that if I hurry in order to eat dessert sooner, the time of washing dishes will be unpleasant and not worth living. That would be a pity, for each minute, each second of life is a miracle.”
- Nhat Hanh, author of 'The Miracle of Mindfulness:'