My Christmas decorations just sat there, mocking me. The tree was down and my sweet, responsible husband had put everything together in one nice spot in the corner of the living room.
A simple task. They just needed to be put in the boxes. But I didn’t do it. For two weeks they just laid there marveling at my procrastination skills and morphing into a normal part of my household scenery.
What was the problem?
I didn’t have the right boxes. Yep. That was it.
The BEST way to put away the ornaments was to use those boxes with the handy little dividers.
The BEST way to store our decorations was in soft, fresh tissue paper.
The BEST way to prepare for next year was by organizing and labeling everything as I put it away.
But after staring at “the pile” for 14 days straight, I decided that sometimes lame is better than best.
So what did I do?
I dumped everything into the box. Yep. Dumped it.
No tissue paper. No fancy boxes. No labels or organization.
And now it’s done. Mary and Joseph no longer judge me. And the world will still revolve next Christmas when I open the box and dump everything right back out.
Sometimes the BEST way is our biggest barrier to action.
Because lame, pathetic, unimpressive actions are better than staring at a pile of Christmas decorations in July.
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