Making the most of the ordinary moments
Mundane to “fun lane”
- When I get takeout and I’ve eaten every fry in the box, it feels like a gift to find several strays in the bag (BTW – if you want to find lots of strays, Five Guys has a really high stray ratio).
- When I’m emptying the dishwasher silverware, it’s a game to try and pull out all of the knives, large spoons, small spoons, large forks, and small forks in order when much is hidden. I liken this to a game of pickup sticks.
- When I’m out running errands, I challenge myself to get to 3, 5 or 7 different stops within a certain time window while mapping out the best routes to save on gas and time. And, the whole while I stay focused on the process (What’s on sale or marked down? What looks interesting or yummy that’s not on my list? How can I connect with employees to make their day as much as they make mine?); and, on the end (Whew – I beat the clock!).
When we allow our thoughts to take the mundane to the fun, our “rut living” becomes more of a game rather than just muddling through
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