The Easy Way Out (The Door)

It is neither fiscally nor environmentally ideal – I mean, we SHOULD drive less – but it really would be easier to drop my sweetheart off at work in the morning, then take Max to the dog park. That’s what we did this morning and man oh man was it so much less of a struggle for everyone to get their needs met. I liked it. I dare say, everyone in my little family liked it – a lot.

I’m a big fan of systems and structure, but routines are only good if they serve you well. It’s so easy to get hung up on how you should do it (however that notion impressed itself on your mind) and lose sight of how you want to do it.

The easy way isn’t always the best way – and no one wants to be guilty of taking the easy way out when it’s not the right thing to do.  But I think we often reject the path of least resistance before we’ve even looked at where it actually leads us.

In the same way my spouse is convinced topical medications aren’t really working unless they sting a bit, it’s as though we think that things have to be difficult and uncomfortable to be effective – that if we’re not struggling a little, we’re just spoiling ourselves rather than doing what works.


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