Why Making Things Harder on Myself is More Rewarding

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Adam asked me recently why I make things harder on myself at times. Here's my short list on why I sometimes choose the more difficult dirt road rather than the smoothly paved road of convenience:

  • Working with my hands

  • Saving money

  • Reducing packaging

  • Health and nutrition

  • Developing new skills

  • Nurturing creativity

  • Taking responsibility for what I consume by making what I can

  • Teaching my children to appreciate what they have because they either made it or helped to make it

  • Reducing my impact on the planet

  • There are many examples of this, such as pulling weeds by hand rather than using poison, but 9 times out of 10, the road less traveled pays off far more than the road often traveled.  What is something you do that makes things harder but is well worth it?  Do you hang your laundry instead of using a dryer?  Grow your own food rather than buy?  Make homemade bread?  Jams from your own garden berries?  Make your own laundry detergents and household cleaners?  The sky is the limit!

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