There’s a little trick I like to play on myself. Any time I have something unpleasant to do, I try to imagine how I can make it spiritual. That way, I think of it less as daily drudgery, and more as a part of my daily practice.
For example, I really hate housework. It’s a drag. Especially when you have fibromyalgia and every movement hurts. So what do I do? I dedicate housework to Hestia, the Greek goddess of home and hearth. I’d like to think that she appreciates it when I try to make my house comfier, cozier, and cleaner.
Do you have a ton of emails to get through? As you sit down to do them, take a moment to dedicate your work to Mercury, god of communication. Remember what a miracle it is that email even exists, and dedicate every single email to him.
Do you hate daily tasks like taking a shower or brushing your teeth? Again, with fibro, showers are painful affairs. So I dedicate the daily shower to Aphrodite, and think of it as a way to make myself feel more beautiful. I also apply scented oils as I get out as another dedication to her.
And as for workouts, they can be brutal. It’s such a good idea to work out, but who actually WANTS to? Well, I do. And that’s because I’m dedicating my workouts to Elen of the Ways. She controls roads and pathways, and I’d like to think that I’m walking the pathway to good health as I walk on the treadmill. I ask her to give me strength and move me along in my journey.
Are you getting the idea? Gardening? Dedicate it to Gaia. Cleaning the litter box? Dedicate it to Bast. The list can go on and on.
So what about you? What tasks will you be dedicating to deity from now on? Let me know in the comments, and blessed be! <3