Oh my goodness, how things can change in a week! Last Wednesday, my husband and I were in the hospital ER because he was having chest pains, it was a very scary day! He spent the night in the hospital for observation, and everything seemed to be alright. He had more tests yesterday, and tomorrow the doctor will tell us the results; I'm praying that everything is okay, but, what a wake-up-call for both of us!!
It seems that most of the time, I just go through life not really thinking about the bad things that can happen, and I forget that this life is very fragile and needs to be handled with care. This thing we call life, can be a little scary at times.
My new goal is to find more peace and more time, so that we can both do some of the things that we want to do, not just the things that need to be done, or that someone else wants us to do. Of course there are the everyday things that need to be done, but we all need to find more peace and time for ourselves.
The first thing I am going to do is Simplify! Here are a few ideas:
Use a limited to-do list. Only 2 or 3 of the most important things should be on your to-do list. Sometimes, mine looks like a novel, with no hope of ever finishing it!
Set limits. Set time limits for daily checking of in-boxes, Facebook, e-mail, blogs, and other social media. Sometimes, I spend hours checking social media, when in reality, it should only take me less than 1 hour. There are some social media apps that will be deleted!
Set time limits for small decisions and make them within seconds after you have thought about them to avoid procrastination and over-thinking.
Set a limit for commitments and say "no" a little more often. I know I would feel less stress and it would produce better health results if I said "no", to those things that I don't really need to do.
Remember to “keep things extremely simple”. I'm going to write this sentence where I can see it as a daily reminder that will help me when I lose my way.
Blogging is one of those things that I, unfortunately, have put on the side-lines. I plan on making more time for blogging, and for a few of the other things in life that I enjoy so much! This will not be easy, life changes never are!
Hugs to all!