Like cleaning or straightening something up, paying a bill, making an appointment, organizing anything and everything, reading, writing, gardening, cooking ... doing stuff I love and/or hate by turns.
I used to bite my nails, mostly when I was reading (which I loved) while thinking of all the things that were going undone (which I hated).
Is should-ness the opposite of mindfulness?
I would like to be mindful as I stitch, be peacefully in the moment. But all too often I find myself running an endless mix-tape of should-have-dones. More should-ness. It would be nice to let that go.
So I'm writing this while thinking I'd rather be stitching and letting cloth blow in the wind ...