SCI-FI IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Is there a regular household chore that just irritates you very much--basically for no reason at all? It's the hair in the bathroom sink that does me in. Not because the hair itself annoys me, but because of something I was told many years ago about how easy it is to clean a bathroom and how simple it is to remove the hair as part of that process.
You are to take a tissue, dampen it, and "just whisk it out."
So every day, I take a tissue, dampen it, and chase and chase and chase and chase those hairs, all the while muttering to myself "JUST WHISK IT OUT, JUST WHISK IT OUT, JUST WHISK IT OUT: RIGHT!!!"
Recently myself and I had a serious talk about this task that so totally annoys me every day. A funny thing happened. There was a sci-fi tweak that plinked in my brain, some sort of dimensional twist, just a slight shift of perspective. Why not just take my time chasing those hairs and see this as an opportunity to daydream, relax, and stand there all day if I have to? What a grand chance to goof off for a while!
Son: Where did Mom go?
Other son: Oh, she's just whisking hairs.
I wish this for you too, my friends--let those thoughts shift, just a little.