Everything that we need to do, for whatever reason (other than zero-hours contracts ‘work’ for corporations on a minimum (or less) wage) is an opportunity.
That task, and that day, will never occur again, and trying to ‘get it done’ so that we ‘make time’ to collapse in front of the corporate TV with a tray of junk food is a disaster.
For most people, if you examine their days objectively with an open mind, have time to do the job patiently with no haste.
Very often your job will not really need to be completed today: considering the best ways to do it, the best materials to use and who to consult for the benefit of their experiences can be rewarding.
Doing the job without haste, and NOT thinking about what to do next (mindfulness) can be rewarding – living fully in the here and now. The end product can be a source of joy. BUT, most of all, the memory of this day of productive happiness is yours forever.
Tomorrow could be the same 🙂
“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work”
― Thomas A. Edison #quote