Today is my day “off.” I get to do whatever I want. Which is usually being lazy. My to-do list today is this: take dog for a walk. Go get son and try out kayaks. Take dog to obedience class. At some point eat something other than coffee.
Of course there are also things I must do, like, pick up the kids at the bus stop at the right time and make dinner. Brush my teeth. Get dressed (this really helps when leaving the house). Feed the dog (done).
And stuff I could do but probably won’t, like, laundry. That activity is usually only one of desperation. I hate doing laundry. I am not “domestic.” I am the opposite of “domestic” except that sometimes I just don’t feel like leaving the house.
But I am leaving the house today and in about 10 minutes I’ll be walking my dog so we can practice for class tonight and hopefully they won’t notice that I’ve been lazy and haven’t practiced my “down” with Henri. I am going to accomplish my to-do list and my must-do list. And because I don’t have quite so much stuff anymore, I don’t feel as guilty about the stuff I won’t do because there is less “should-do” and “could-do” to worry about.
This is why working toward minimalism is so awesome. 🙂