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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!
This week I have chosen the word simplify
I have a habit of taking on too many things at once. I get idea after idea and want to not only tackle, but master them all. What happens? It all becomes too much, I begin to stress and then I collapse under the weight.
This week I’ve been learning to simplify things for myself. Getting into a daily routine of what needs done and when with regards to my blogs, my work and my home life in general.
For all of those ideas that won’t start popping up, I now have a designated notebook. When a new ideas appears I grab the notebook and scribble every detail of the idea down on paper. Then I close the notebook knowing that it’s there for when I’m ready to come back to it. It’s definitely helping me so far and I’ve already noticed my head feeling a bit clearer because I’m not trying to hold on to so many thoughts at once.
If you’ve read my post on My Debt Diary this morning, you will know that I’ve also been focus on keeping things simple with my debt free journey too. Social media is packed with #goals nowadays and every seems to have really big ambitions in life. That’s brilliant and of course I hope everyone achieves what they hope too…but for me, it’s too much. Instead of looking at the end goal of getting rid of £16k of debt, I’m focusing on the next two weeks. That’s it. I have to stay on budget, I have to work hard and I have to pay off some debt for the next 14 days. It’s so much more manageable, and again it’s easier on my brain!
I’m taking a very similar approach to home stuff too. I have a list as long as my arm of things I’d like to do around the house, but where do I keep it? My head! Today I’m going to sit with a pen and paper and right everything down. We can slowly work our way through the list and add to it as and when we need to. Stuff gets done and once again I stop worrying about it all. Simple!
So there it is, my word of the week and a summary of the past seven days.
You can read last week’s post here.
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