I could see the sun peeping through the curtains when I woke up this morning. I knew that a brisk walk would make me feel better and hopefully help my neck and headache that I’ve had for a couple of days. I was out for 45 minutes which certainly blew away a few cobwebs and made me feel good.
I really didn’t feel like sitting around again for another day nursing my head, so after breakfast I popped into the garage to see if I could make some progress. As soon as I walked in, I just knew that I could easily spend most of the day in there getting things done. The mess and lack of space makes it a place that no one else (apart from me) wants to be, so it doubles up as a nice little hideaway.
Music is a motivator
I was listening to an audio book at first, but then I stumbled upon on an old radio. I found a station that mostly had non-stop music. Almost every song was one that I could sing and dance along to. Music is such a great motivator for me so I started getting things done a lot quicker.
Help arrived but not for long
The girls came in after about an hour to see where I was, but they soon got bored as there wasn’t much they could help with apart from breaking up a cathedral made of cardboard that one of them made many years ago for a school project. Although I’ve been trying to keep it safe, it had a got a bit battered and dusty. It suddenly didn’t seem as sentimental to us as it used to. We took a couple of photos before destroying it.
The girls left me to carry on because they knew I’d be more productive without them there. There’s something quite therapeutic about going through boxes of old stuff from different phases of my life. What I didn’t realise until this point was that my headache had completely gone (probably went with the clutter). I spent a few hours bagging things up for charity and throwing other stuff away. I ended up with two bags of rubbish, five charity bags and a whole pile of cardboard and other recycling.
I can’t explain how happy I felt going through boxes, throwing things away and moving things around for later sorting. All very satisfying.
A very productive day all round.