Washing my worries away 

I’m a worrier. I worry about everything. Things I want to change, things I wish I could change, things I know should change but never will. I just worry, worry, worry. Some days like today, worrying gets the better of me. Those are the days I turn to the sink full of suds. I really think there isn’t a problem that can’t be solved or at least thought out over a sink full of suds. Washing dishes is tedious. You have to pay attention to the stuck on food, scrubbing, washing and rinsing. It forces you to block out the outside world.

Sometimes like today I put on one of my favorite easy listening stations on Pandora. Today it was Tracy Chapman Radio. I washed, rinsed, and dried away while singing along to my favorite tunes. When I was finished the worrying was gone and contentment was in its place. I was left with a shiny sink and a calmed mind. 

Are you feeling weighed down with problems, anxiety? Get out your dish soup, fill your sink and wash your worries away.