I hate ironing. I leave it until there is an enormous pile of it or my husband is muttering about having nothing to wear to work. I really, really dislike it.
In the past couple of months I have tried to keep on top of Mount Ironmore by making the occasion something to look forward to. I have been catching up on the TV that I never seem to have time to watch, or those programmes that I fancy watching, and my husband really doesn’t. Today, technology did not make my life easy. Something crashed and it wouldn’t let me stream the TV show I wanted to watch on my laptop while getting hot over the steam iron.
I tried to listen to the radio, but that wasn’t going to cut it today. Then… I had the idea… what about watching a couple of TED Talks? Okay.., more than a couple of them… the ironing pile was HUGE.
Do you know about TED Talks? Basically they are lectures given by inspirational people which teach you something… What is not to like? I get to take my mind off the fact I am doing the worst chore in the house and I learn stuff. Great deal. Plus, I actually know someone who did a TED talk (Mortgage Free in Three) and it was AWESOME.
So, the first thing I learnt was about how your frame of mind and your perspective can actually make exercise easier and better. That talk was 14 minutes and some seconds long.
The second thing I learned was why keeping biodiverse habitats is so important, and actually really clarified why I am so passionate about herbalism. This is the talk I want to share with you. This is about 14 minutes long as well.
The third talk was about emotion and how it motivates people. It was one of TED’s top 20 best talks ever and it was amazing. Goosebumpy in fact. I need to process it before I tell you all about it… but I am sure I will. What a fabulous talk.
And even better – in just over 1 hour… I have ironed 9 work shirts, 2 French cuff shirts, 2 dresses, 1 skirt and a pair of trousers. Oh and a short sleeved shirt. Yay! Mount Ironmore is no more… Hubby will have work shirts for the next couple of weeks… and I got topped up on motivation and inspiration. Fabulous, fabulous mornings work.