I cook A LOT. Cooking as much as I do means that grease eventually accumulates on every surface of my kitchen. That being said, I’m pretty good about keeping my house clean. I wipe down surfaces frequently and enlist my children to do their fair share of keeping up with daily housekeeping.
But then this morning I looked at the vents on my over-the-range microwave. I wish I had taken a before picture to show you how gross they were, but it didn’t hit me until after I finished cleaning them. So here is something to give you the idea of what they looked like.
Photo courtesy of www.serenabakesimplyfromscratch.com
Once you are done reading this post, you can head on over to Serena’s blog and learn how to clean yours as well! http://bit.ly/cleanyourvents101
The reason I didn’t take a picture was because I didn’t realize what I was doing at the time. You may be thinking, of course you knew what you were doing, you were cleaning.
But I wasn’t cleaning and this is why you should be totally judging me.
I wasn’t cleaning, I was procrastinating.
See, that morning I had blocked time to finish a project for work. It was the type of project where I wasn’t overly excited to work on it and I was feeling a little stuck. I walked into my kitchen to refill my cup of coffee and then I saw them. The greasy vents. I immediately took them apart and started scrubbing vigorously. I was determined to get them shiny and new looking.
I think I did a pretty good job!
I intentionally blocked time to finish this project and I let myself get distracted by something that didn’t have to happen at that very moment and was inconsequential to my daily life.
We all do this at some point in our day, our week or maybe you are doing it RIGHT NOW!
The bottom line is I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I recognized what I was doing and went back to my desk to finish the project. It's okay if this happens to you every once in awhile, because once you start adding intentional actions into your life, these moments are easier to recognize so you can move on. We all need a little distraction once in awhile.
I'd love to hear all the random and crazy things you've done to procrastinate. Feel free to share them in the comments below!
Hilarious! And you shined those babies up like new! Impressive. I have no data to support what I'm going to write here, but I tend to think that these little distractions can help our brains to figure out the very problem that we are stuck on. And it's way more productive than jumping on Facebook. :)
2/8/2017 10:06:11 pm
Thanks Julie! I agree and believe that is the best part about living with more intention, you easily recognize these moments for what they are and can move on productively!
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