MVP: Focusing on what is important requires presence and intention.
At this time of year, my garden can be overwhelming. We have had lots of rain. The warm weather plants are diseased and dying from blight. The soil is depleted, and many of the shrubs are about ready for a good pruning, as are the raspberries. The wood chip mulching of my garden that was supposed to be done in June is mocking me every time I walk outside.
To make matters worse, a big windstorm took down some significant tree limbs and I never did finish the greenhouse. And fall greens need to be planted. 🥺
When I get overwhelmed, I have a bad habit of going out and just tearing into the first thing I see. I may spend a couple of hours bouncing around the garden, doing a bit of this and some of that. I can work very hard, and I usually get some good things done.
But do I get the right things done?
Focusing on what is important requires presence and intention.
The problem with being in urgent mode is that I stop being intentional and present.
I just start doing stuff. Hoping that I can somehow get it all done.
Here’s the thing – I can’t get it all done. I have 1 ½ acres and my kids are grown and mostly gone. I can’t do it all.
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