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In the Moment

Do the right thing, even though no one is watching

I, like many people have ideas and thoughts that pop into my head.

I think my awareness of this has been building over the last few months and became apparent when I was listening to a senior British Army Officer. So firstly I am not talking purely about essential things I am talking about ‘mundane things’ the things that I leave for as long as I can before I do them. Here’s the point, someone is watching, all the time and it’s me!

I use up energy thinking about things that I am not doing and giving myself reasons as to why I am not doing them until eventually, I have to do them.

I have committed to challenging myself to do the right thing (that’s according to my definition of the right thing, which will be different to yours) and do it even though no one is watching or will know, for me that includes things like tidying up after myself. Still, for you, it might be the complete opposite. We all have things we know we should be doing, right?

I am going to start doing them.

Doing this will free up my head to think of other things, more productive things, instead of playing the game of finding an excuse so I don’t feel guilty about not doing what I know I should do.

I am starting small, with washing up after every meal, doing my ironing, going for a walk, to see what happens when I do give myself that discipline.

I wonder how many people are at the other end of the scale?

Doing too much and still not identifying whether what they are doing is the right thing?

I am now going to wash up!

You can read further articles in the series by following this link - In the Moment