Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.William Morris
One thing that living in the time of COVID has taught us, especially lockdowns, is that simple can be good. That slowing down is good for our souls (and our relationships, dreams and wellbeing).
One of the best antidotes to stress, anxiety and overwhelm is to simplify your life.
Everyone needs time to decompress.
Everyone needs time to rest.
Everyone needs time to hang out with others or to be on their own.
If your life is so hectic that you resent invitations or engagements, if you’re working hard at a job and then backing that up with all of the work at home, eventually something is going to break. That could be your mental health, your physical health, your relationship, your creative flow, or even your deep connection to a job or hobby that WAS actually good for you and right for you.
So, how do you simplify?
Say no to stuff.
Reassess your schedule and your belongings, your debts and obligations. How can you make things easier for yourself? How can you take back some time and freedom?
A simple life can be deeply fulfilling – because it’s not stuff and busy-ness that makes you happy – it’s having time to actually LIVE your life!
Don’t be afraid – this is a tremendous time for making decisions and taking action.
What have you got to lose, except stress, fatigue and overwhelm?
Hugs, love and encouragement, Nicole xx
5 thoughts on “It’s Okay To Simplify”
I try to practice the same because I don’t like clutter! It increases a homes relaxation and enjoyment because it means the environment is free of those constant “to do’s” that don’t actually “get” done but instead, create ongoing, anxious “shoulds”. 😜
i almost completely live like your first sentence
I want to simplify but it isn’t easy
I was wondering since it is winter where you are, do you get snow where you live? Right now we are in record heat (100+ F) but everyone tells me it is dry heat so not as bad. I tell them so is your oven. That usually ends the conversation. 🙂 I an curious what is the weather like where you are? ~~ Cyndi
Cyndi, hi! I live in a subtropical area of Australia, so there’s no snow. Our days are pleasantly warm (cool for us) at 70F to 80F, and the nights are around 50F degrees, so no complaints! There are some parts of Australia that get snow, but nothing like the US, UK or Europe. Our summers routinely get 100+ days, with a smattering of 107+ or worse. That’s global warming for you. I hope you can find good ways to cool off and to sleep easy in that heat. Take care x