The holiday season, that period of time between Thanksgiving and New Years (in my book), is filled with food and fun, parties and people, shopping and singing, and cleaning and chaos. We get so caught up in all the things to do that we forget what’s really important — spending quality time with friends and family. It’s a shame, really.
We do what we practice. That’s true in manners, sports, and emergency work too. If you practice an unbalanced, chaotic life on a regular basis, you’ll live an unbalanced and chaotic life during busy times too.
Aren’t you tired of feeling stressed? Don’t you worry that your life:work balance is all wrong? Isn’t it time to make you your priority and live the life you dream of?
My suggestion is to simplify your life. You’ll enjoy the holidays more. You’ll enjoy your friends and family more. You’ll enjoy your life more!
Your life becomes more simple when you set your priorities and stick with them. Here are the guidelines I suggest you use to simplify your life. Allot yourself a set number of activities in a day. When you want to add something to your day, you have to decide what you are going to remove. Keeping your priorities in the forefront of your mind will help you make sound decisions about how you spend your day.
During the holidays, decide what’s most important, and then act accordingly. You can’t have it all, can you? Simplifying your life on a daily basis teaches you how to simplify your life during the holidays, and other busy times of life; busy times like kids’ sports, tax season, and finals for students.
My wish for you, for this coming year, is to learn to live a more balanced life where you stay focused on what’s important to you. To do that, start simplifying your life today.