Dear Younger Me,
Find joy in your responsibilities. It’s easy to put off those tasks you don’t want to do, but when you really buckle down and do them, you get to appreciate the joy of the job well done. Sitting in that zone of dreading the task doesn’t lead to any good, so remember the feelings of finishing and let that motivate you. But I hope the greater motivation will be realizing that the tasks you are doing are a gift. Whether the task is a part of serving your family or a part of your work, it is a blessing. Your motivation then is to do the job well for the ones you serve and also as service to God. Truly, joy can be found in the mundane things because of the gift it is to be able to do them!