Ever look around and think that somehow, life has gotten more complex, too busy and far too complicated?
I’m working hard on one of my ‘year of 32’ manifestos. Simplifying my life.
And what have I realized so far?
I’ve realized that being over-scheduled is far worse than having no plans.
I’ve realized that sometimes friendships blend into acquaintances…and that’s okay.
I’ve realized that this ‘friendship evolution’ means more time for the ones who truly care and who you truly care about.
I’ve realized that taking a step back, looking around and finding ways to pare back makes me happier than trying to fit it all in.
I’ve realized that one focused goal are better than five broad ones.
I’ve realized that drinking water is the better than water jazzed up with mystery ingredients that I cannot pronounce (and sparkling water feels ‘fancy!’)
I’ve realized that meals with 5 ingredients or less are almost always far more satisfying than complex ones.
I’ve realized that overthinking clutters my brain, messes with my mood and distracts me. The opposite? Frees me.
I’ve realized that running can be just that. Running. Nothing more. Not scary. Not a struggle. Simply a challenge.
And I’ve realized that most importantly…less is always more.
What would you do to simplify your life?