My husband offered to cook this evening and then asked for mine and my daughter’s help (which sort of didn’t feel like much help to me at first, but there you go). My task was to cut up the chicken and then fry it. My husband asked me to keep the chicken moving in the pan which I was going to do anyway. I don’t enjoy cooking at the best of times, and even less so when I’m being told how to cook; however, I remembered something that I’d read this afternoon about letting things go, and going where life takes you, rather than resisting and swimming against the tide. So, I decided to go with the flow and tried to fry the chicken mindfully; turning over each piece individually.
As I was keeping the chicken moving, I started thinking about how similar this was to what I do around the house and at work – I keep things moving. I don’t let anything stand still. I’m already going with the flow, so why can’t I apply this to assisting my husband with the cooking. We all worked together and it got done in no time at all. And we have leftovers for tomorrow which always pleases me.
I had to get up early this morning for the shopping to arrive, so I pottered around the kitchen/dining room area tidying up and putting away surplus items. I then decided to focused on one spot in the kitchen by the sink and gave it a thorough clean – it actually took up a lot of my time but it was clean and fresh afterwards. The shopping then arrived and after putting that away I started work. It was a very busy day full of zoom calls but I kept the projects moving forward. This is what it’s all about… baby steps, and keeping things moving.
The kitchen stayed clean and tidy all day even though we were all in and out making breakfast, lunch and snacks. After dinner this evening though, it looks like a bomb’s hit it again. I could easily spend another 30 minutes in here getting it back to what it was like this morning. I’m really tempted to leave it until the morning, but I have a two hour meeting at 9am and I would really like to have breakfast in a tidy kitchen before that.
Oh well, I’ll just go with the flow and get on with it. All I need to do is pop my air pods in my ears and put on an audio book to motivate and inspire me and it will be done in no time at all.
I’ll then look forward to going to bed and listening to a meditation track – tonight’s one is called Looking at the bright side