A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Mourning over a loss of a friend–a kindred spirit–who passed away over a week ago, going through the grieving process, and worrying about a friend recovering from a stroke recently has a miraculous effect of simplifying my life as I focus on what actually matters.

Prayer. Gratitude. Cherish and nurture the deep, meaningful friendships that I am blessed with. Write. Eat lots of sweets-which I know is not healthy. I am definitely an emotional eater.

I have read 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris and practiced all of the helpful suggestions Tom lives by, at least individually with success. To combine them with consistency seems to be the task at hand.

These are some really great ideas for improving productivity–-not just for producing more, but, for creating better stuff and having a more engaging time doing so.

However, with improved technology like iPad and hi-speed internet, it has made it even more tempting/natural to check emails first thing in the morning. I do know it’s short-term pain for long term gain! Resisting now forms a habit that would provide me more freedom ultimately in return.  That’s promising.

We once lived in a 1200SF, two-bedroom townhouse with our daughters. We scaled back. We blocked out all media then. Simplicity was DEFINITELY something we embraced fondly. We loved having the time for our kids-–going to the park, walking the dog, etc…And, our kids were two happiest angels. So six years later, today, hubby and I are turning the 2400SF, two-story home upside down. We are in the midst of downsizing…less stuff to worry about and to take care of in our home, in our lives altogether. A simpler life is definitely a happier life!

Here to our gradual journey back into a simpler way of life.  Want to come along for a happy ride?

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)


Comments on: "Success Lies in the Discipline" (2)

  1. Funny you talk about downsizing. We miss our little house too! But for us, the simplicity is in balancing the busyness of living — how to fit in opportunities and exposure to good things for the kiddo without crowding out the time to wonder, think creatively, relax…

    • Ditto. I find it challenging to fit in the me/down time while catering the teens’ ever-growing busy activities. It’s winter here soon and maybe I can send them off to skiing…oh, there’s the money issue! We just can’t afford another extracurricular activity.

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