So, some folks are terrific at the details, like budgeting, menu planning, even setting up their weekly schedules and running their lives like a well-oiled machine. I’m not one of these people. I would far rather read a good book than tot up my weekly receipts. Snore.
Well, I’ve come to the realization that I actually do want to be one of those women with her eye on the ball. I just have to do it my way, so that it feels less like drudgery and more like pleasure:
I just have to add my own sprinkle of sparkle. Panache and style can make anything more enjoyable.
Try it for yourself. Where can you add a dash of hygge to the less than magical parts of your day? Grocery shopping feels like a chore? Why not put on a favourite outfit, write your list with a purple pen, get your shopping, and then take yourself to your favourite café for a treat on the way home? Grab a table, too, sit down and savour your coffee. Pack your perishables in a thermal bag, barring sweltering, sultry heat, you’ll be fine.
It’s easy enough to make handling the details feel more pleasurable, it just takes a little extra effort. And once you get it done, you’ll be so proud of yourself. Bonus: Because you enjoyed the experience, you’ll be ready to take the time to repeat it. Now that’s a good result.
Like Mary Poppins says, “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, in the most delightful way.”