I have grown up hearing the words less is more. I even preach them to my children, yet somewhere along my path I forgot to take my own advice.
Have you ever felt like time was ticking and that you had to do everything right now or else you’ll miss the boat and life will sail past you? Like me, you are the complete opposite to she who hesitates…you jump feet first into everything, grasping all you can upon your descent.
Sometimes you land on your feet and all you took on lines up in an orderly row…you’re not entirely sure what you’ll do with the new additions you clung to, but you managed them all the same. And then there are times when all the additions you clutch fall in a heap on top of you.
Too often in the past, this was me. The world was up for the taking and I thought I could manage it single handedly. Since then I have stopped trying to be Wonder Woman and have embrace the mum in me. Yes, I can pull out some tricks that see me performing juggling acts, but I much prefer the bliss of simplicity.
Step back from all that you do and settle down on your most comfy chair, with your favourite beverage, and open to a fresh page in the journal of your life journey.
Before you write anything down, think about where you want to be in five years. What do you want to be doing?
I know, you’ve heard this thousands of times, but give it a shot. Write down all the the things you want to see come to fruition in five years. Relationship. Family. Career. Finances. Leisure. Travel. All those important things that make up a lifestyle. Your list can be long or short, it doesn’t matter so long as it is true to you. No one will ever have to read this list, so let your imagination loose, be creative, pour your heart out…be brave…be real…be you.
You don’t have to achieve all that is on your list in the next five years, steady progress is great too.
Now, take a look at all the things you currently devote your time to. Think about them and how they are progressing you toward your ideal plan. What role do they play in moving you forward…or how are they holding you back?
Are you working a job you dislike, but you’re saving for your dream holiday and you need the money to fund six months in Europe? Awesome! Stick a big picture of your destination on the bathroom mirror and gaze at it everyday before you head off for work. The drag of your day job will certainly pay off…then there is that degree you’re studying online but are no longer interested in. To save face you’re going to complete it even if it kills you…get rid of it. Find something you love. Find something you’re passionate about. Find something that works with you toward building the life you want to live.
Let go of what no longer serves you. This is your life to live the way you want to live it.
Don’t lose sight of where you are heading. Take the steps that count toward your dream life. You will get there! Quicker if you remain true to yourself and focus on what is important to you.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. Manifest the life you love!
❤ Renee x