All tagged Living Simply

Three Simple Ways to Embrace the Power of Flexibility

One thing I have learned about life is that it is fluid.  It continues to move even when I want it to just chill for a moment.  This constant motion oftentimes include changes and adaptations.  I haven't always been good with changes.  I wanted consistency which in turn made me rigid.  Rigidness is just as bad as a lack of consistency since it tends to hold you hostage.  Thankfully, I didn't remain rigid instead I am now flexible.  Flexibility is the happy place between between being scheduled and accepting unforeseen changes. 

Six Tips for Incorporating Planning into Your Life Today

How does planning work when you don't want to be a planner? In order for planning to be a success for me, I had to be honest about my reasons for needing a planner.  My top reason is I simply can't remember it all.  The girls are getting older, and they have their own interests.  In order for me to not over-schedule our lives, I have to be able to see what is happening in the weeks to come.  Another thing is I am giving myself freedom to do the things I desire to do.  Although my family, marriage, and teaching the girls come first, I still have tons of ideas that I would like to attempt.  I can't invest in these things if I don't have a system set up because honestly there is only so much time in a day. 

Tracking My Days ~ My Venture into Planning

At the beginning of this month, I took the plunge and purchased a planner.  My initial and main reason for purchasing the planner is the fact that I have lots of thoughts and ideas running around in my head. Since I rarely wrote them down, they often just sat in my brain similar to the many photos I have piled up on my hard drive.  Now with my handy dandy planner, I am able to write down and dedicate a bit more time to things that I desire to do; not just those things that I know I have to do so that our home functions.