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.
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…)