Dealing in Mundane
1. Distraction. I look for the beauty amidst the madness..a ladybug, the venation of a leaf..clouds overhead, the song of a bird. Focusing on the beauty and wonder distracts me from the drudgery at hand.
2. Disassociation. Setting my mind on other things, such as a book I've been reading, a hymn I love..praying for people, making plans..ideas, recipes. When my mind wanders over other things, the mundane are less offensive.
3. Discussion. If I'm not alone, striking up a conversation always makes the work a bit lighter. This is a great time to hear the heart of one of my teens, make plans together. At the Master Gardens, this is opportunity to swap recipes, tips..ideas..and get to know some one I am only acquainted with.