Who on earth is interested in Odd Jobs?
Why would anyone want to be doing Odd Jobs?
What is the purpose of completing Odd Jobs?
Would it be true to say we all have odd jobs that require action?
Would it be true to say we have odd jobs that never get done?
Would it be true to say we simply have no time for odd jobs?
Would it be true to say we are not interested in odd jobs?
Would it be true to say that odd jobs are never a priority for us?
Would it be true to say that we avoid odd jobs at all costs?
Would it be true to say that odd jobs bug us but we do nothing?
Would it be true to say that we ignore odd jobs that annoy us?
Would it be true to say that odd jobs need our attention?
Would it be true to say that these odd jobs keep piling up?
Would it be true to say that we hope odd jobs would go away?
Would it be true to say that odd jobs make our to do list too long?
Would it be true to say we feel overwhelmed with our list of odd jobs?
Would it be true to say that after a year the odd jobs are still there?
Would it be true to say that we are just too busy when it comes to finding time for small odd jobs?
Would it be true to say that the odd jobs outstanding are now bugging us and giving us a headache?
Would it be true to say that we have yet to find the time and space to Get On With the odd jobs list that really needs prompt action?
What is it about us that keeps procrastinating and making Excuses when it comes to our odd jobs?
What if we simply took a half day off and made the odd jobs a Priority?
What if we actually Stop, Just STOP and took stock of ALL the things that need our attention and made a list?
What if we just made a start and see where we go with –
Tidy up the messy room with the clutter
Sorting out what we need and what can go
Getting the shoes to the repair shop as it’s well overdue
Taking the stuff to the recycle place that’s clogging the hallway
Going to the sorting office to collect the package as we got a note
Trotting down to the key shop and getting the extra key cut now
Collecting our dry cleaning that’s sitting in the shop for weeks
Taking the clothes that are piling up to the charity/goodwill shop
Dropping off those items to the local community place that have been clogging up our space for way too long
Booking the GP appointment without any further delay
Taking the offer to have our Breast Screening appointment without further delay and excuses
Making sure we get the Prostate check-up appointment booked now, not later as later is not the answer
Booking to see the opticians now as the reminder note is a year old
Booking the dentist as we can no longer avoid this important job
Booking the car in for the overdue service as that is our Responsibility
Use a damp cloth and wipe down all suitcases and other luggage
Putting our suitcase away as it’s been 6 months since we used it
Getting the odd job man to do the bits we need help with
Organising the wheelie bin wash every month
Fixing the small leak that bugs us everyday
Getting the toilet seat replaced as its broken
Fixing the screw that is loose on the saucepan handle
Getting the doorbell fixed or replaced so no more missed parcels
Replacing the batteries in the clock so it shows the right time
Sewing the button on so we never need to feel the ‘must get it done’
De-fluff the jumpers gently and slowly – this odd job deserves a steady hand
Making a note at the end of our diary for important dates next year, then deleting the email that is hanging around
Making the phone call which we have been putting off for no reason
Taking action by making the calls to change utilities, instead of constantly moaning about it and letting the months go by
Actually doing the paperwork and filing that is well overdue
Checking the bank and credit card statements thoroughly and reviewing the ins and outs so we know exactly where our money life is
Making sure we follow through and file our statements in the right place
Actually sitting with the post and opening it as a starting point, then seeing the value of this important job
Seeing that opening the pile of post is a step in Responsibility
Returning the mail to sender, which is now a huge pile by the front door
Getting rid of the old catalogues that we never read or even want near us
Going through the stack of books which just sit on the floor and do nothing but annoy us
Finally Letting Go of the old newspaper cuttings that are so old
Taking action by dealing with those odd emails that niggle us
Looking at our pending folder and dealing with it one by one
Selling those items online that we have been banging on about to others, but never done anything about
Letting go of the big box with empty boxes as it has had 4 house moves and been of no use so far
Clearing out the empty jars and containers from the kitchen cupboards, which have never seen daylight in years
Review first-aid box – tidy up, discard and replace what is needed
Clear out then clean the glove compartment in the car
Keep only what is needed
Cleaning the fancy shoes and putting them back in their box for another occasion
Removing the dry crusty mud from our wellies we wore last autumn, as it’s now summer and they are staring at us saying ‘clean me up please’
Cleaning out the shed that has never seen a human in 3 years
Bringing life to our dead curtains by washing them this year
Clearing out the office drawer because we can never find anything
Dealing with the odd bits in the dumping drawer in the kitchen
Cleaning out the unit under the sink as we hate to look at it
Clean the extension leads that we seem to use a lot
De-scale the iron as the light is always reminding us
Give the microwave a deep clean in and out with the right stuff
Clean the kettle with a de-scaler instead of the easy option – buy a new one
Wash the cloths used for cleaning glasses using mild detergent and rinse thoroughly
Washing the hairbrushes and combs that look old and manky
Giving the fridge a deep clean that it deserves and throwing out all the stuff which is well out of date
Washing and drying gently every pull out shelf in the freezer and letting go of food that’s been in there since day dot
Going through the loft and being Real and Honest that we don’t need to hang on to the stuff anymore
Getting real that the cellar does not need to be a hoarding Just in Case space any longer
What if we just make a start instead of putting off the Odd Jobs?
What if we could feel at the end of one task, which one needs our attention next?
What if we actually started to take small steps to carry out the Odd Jobs tasks?
What if we stop and Appreciate just for a moment when we complete an Odd Job task?
What if we feel better inside simply by dealing with these undealt with jobs?
What if our body says Thank You as it does not have the tension of Holding On to all these Odd Jobs?
What if our body feels the dragging of carrying daily all the un-actioned Odd Jobs?
What if Odd Jobs in some way actually drain our life force?
What if Odd Jobs are confirming that we are not closing cycles? – read our blog about Closing Cycles?
What if taking action so we never have a long list of Odd Jobs helps us to Flow in life?
What if we have more energy just by simply dealing with our Odd Jobs so it never gets to the point where it feels too much to get on with?
What if we made a choice to not book the escape weekend break away and instead took that time to deal with our never ending Odd Jobs list?
What if we took a much needed rest away from the Internet and made the effort to get some Odd Jobs done?
What if we could live a life where we no longer have a list of Odd Jobs because we now choose to deal with things with an immediacy, instead of a delay?
What if we have a Responsibility to deal with our Odd Jobs so our body does not have to hold the tension?
What if the choice to action our Odd Jobs gives us the much needed space we have always wanted?
What if all the tips in this blog are worth considering as they come from real life lived experience?