If you share the desire with me to slow down, and intentionally get back to basics, you’ll want to read this. I hear from so many people who want to simplify but don’t know where to start or feel overwhelmed because they feel like they lack skills to accomplish it. If that’s you….do not despair. Read on.
In our extremely hectic world society has put much pressure on each member of it to ‘succeed’ and often at any cost. What is the real cost? Much of the time it’s to the detriment of our health, our family relationships and our peace of mind.
I stand just as guilty of frequently falling into the trap or being lured by what appears to be ‘success’ (be it defined by money, accolades, popularity or material possessions, etc) only to find much of it is not only empty but also fleeting and fickle. Most of the time, peace, for me can be found by intentionally sorting through the vast and ever pressing modern opportunities and getting back to the basics of simply living.
It’s a joke in some ways, but reality in others, that I often head to the kitchen to make bread because “I knead therapy.” No, that was not a typo-o. I do KNEAD that bread making rythm and feel of the therapeutic dough, the smell as it bakes (there is science behind the smell of fresh baked bread releasing stress) and of course the taste of home-made ANYTHING is always a deeper sense of satisfaction than packaged or convenience foods.
My suggestion is – sit quietly and find out where you’re overwhelmed. Try to find ways to pare down the ‘to do’ list that drains you and put in some things that recharge you!
Here is a tool that may help you see some of the joys in simplicity. It is only available for a limited time (5 days as of this posting) but is PACKED with advice and instructions from leaders in the area of self-sufficiency, homesteading, home-making, gardening and loads of back to basics skills. Click the banner to take a look and see all the topics!
Until next time …enJOY the journey!