What reaction do you have to the concept of doing less? Does it seem lazy or self-indulgent? Irresponsible? Or does the idea intrigue you? Maybe a little bit of both?
This week my blog explores whether we really need to to do everything we think we need to do. Next we we'll look at asking for help for the things we do need to do.
I find it helpful to start by asking if the way I live is aligned with what is important to me. Do I really need to do everything I think I need to do?
Sometimes we do things because we've already done them, or others have told us we need to do them, whether we really need to or not. We're probably all familiar with the anti-clutter movement, getting rid of things in our home that we don't need and living smaller, simpler. But what about things we do, rather than things we have? It might be time to de-clutter your schedule and get rid of the busyness that's the equivalent of old "stuff" in your home.
Take a look at the things in your daily routine and ask, does this provide real value and meaning in my life, or is this like an old shirt or doo-dad I've been keeping because, well, I'm not sure why I'm still holding onto it?
It can be hard to get rid of stuff. It can also be hard to get rid of things we do. But like a simpler home free of clutter, a simpler schedule can bring peace of mind.
I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below about how you could do less.