I mentioned last week how inspired I was by my dear friend Kara's journey to simplify and balance her life. And I know this is a journey I need to begin. Not in the future, but now. Of course this will be an ongoing process, but I need to start. I need to.
I keep putting off doing the things I *want* to do, and focusing on all the "shoulds" instead. But I need to step back and take a look at those "shoulds"...because I have a feeling that when examined, I'll find that I've used some pretty faulty reasoning in sticking some things in that category to start with. And if I can learn to let go of some of that, it will hopefully leave more time for focusing on the things I truly want to spend my time on.
Ah, but there's another thing I've been pondering...what the hell is that I do want?!! Well, I'm currently working on that...sorting it all out is a little harder than it seems it ought to be. I find myself saying I want things, but then realizing that some of it is just stuff I think I should want, rather than things truly desired by my heart. I'm working on it.
There are, however, three things that keep screaming at me...and perhaps they shall end up being the basis of everything: 1. time spent with my immediate family, 2. time spent on my friends, and 3. time to create.
I know that one of the changes I need to make is cutting down on my internet time. Well, maybe that's not quite accurate--I think what I really need to do is refocus much of that time. I need to weed down my reader considerably. Yes, it will mean giving up reading blogs that I do enjoy. But the return will be that I can spend more time online with the people I love, with the sites that bring me the most inspiration, with the projects that bring me happiness.
It's no secret that I love projects. Truly truly love them. Anything just seems more fun when I relabel it as "A Project." :P But the self-induced stress that I often impose upon myself over a project--yeah, that I could like without. So if I find myself turning any project into something stressful as opposed to something fun, out it goes!
Trish's latest round of Pin-It-and-Do-It. At the timid pinner level (1-3 pins). No stress. No stress. No stress. And hopefully a handful of fun things accomplished. :)