Hands Dirty

#contentology #handsdirty

I don’t like getting my hands dirty, the feel of dirt when it’s dried actually tends to really dry them out, so if I’m in the garden I have to wear gloves!
But I do like the process of getting outside jobs done, because there is a
beginning, middle and end and a great sense of completion. When our
timber needs restraining, I find I quite enjoy this job as I can put some music in my ears and just focus and tune out everything else-and usually the kids take a while to find me!

I find these activities much more satisfying than the daily repeat of housework that’s for sure!
I also quite like the work of getting a fire built and started, again there is
satisfaction with the making and completion of this task-and then of course the fact that you get to enjoy it!

These tasks are a contrast to the work I usually do, where the ‘finish’ is not something that is tangible, because the process of my work is ongoing, with the changes not always visible to eye for quite some time, if at all.

So having time where I can get into an activity and see an outcome is quite satisfying!

Published by Kate French

Clinical Psychologist; expertise in autism and child and family psychology.

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