It seems like I am stressed out all the time. Nothing in particular in my life is stress inducing. Yet I find myself often fighting feelings of being overwhelmed and frazzled. Hears an example of what I talking about. Knowing that I would have a long day, I spent last night prepping. I made my and my kids lunch boxes, put a purchase I wanted to return by the door, laid out our clothes and other items for the kids’ activities. I rush to get the kids out of the house after spending 40 minutes yelling at them. On the way to their camp, I realized I forgot some of their items and some important papers I needed for work. I had to return home which added the stress of being late for work. After work, I arrived at Kohls only to find that I didn’t have the right receipt for my return. There has to be a better way!
I have been reading some articles about minimalism lately and wondering if I need to spend time decluttering my life both mentally and physically. What would life be like if I didn’t feel like I am constantly being pulled in a million directions? What thoughts would occupy my mind if I didn’t spend most of them worrying about my never ending to do list? What if I stopped the constant distractions of Facebook notifications, emails, and texts? What would happen if I stopped multi-tasking and truly just focused on one thing at a time? What would I witness if I stopped distracting myself with silly games on my phone? What if my phone was just that…a phone? Could I really go one day without my phone? A week?
Sounds like I need a challenge!