It may seem like a small thing- but, it has immense power. It helps us to realize the false-ness of our ego- which believes it is the 'doer' and as we truly live by the principle of A-karma, we can find power and strength to do what is needed at any given time. You can read more about a-karm: Karma Yoga- The Yoga of Non-action
In fact, it is the exact opposite- it is doing actions in an aware manner, as we are aware of what we are doing, being totally conscious about it and ensuring that our actions are not only for our own good and those of our loved ones, but also is in the well-being of our society at large.
As we go through each day, it is wise to remember that ultimately it is the Divine that operates through us and our simple daily prayers should be “Not my will, but let your will prevail”. Become the instrument through which the divine can play it’s music and then start seeing your life positively transform in ways that you could never even have imagined as possible!