Reason #3 to Simplify Your Life

Reason #3: You have become overwhelmed

When your alarm goes off, you don’t want to jump out of bed, you want to put the pillow over your ears and sleep some more. It seems you just fell asleep, since you were awake much of the night worrying.

Life is flying at you – kids fighting, barely saying hi to your spouse as you both run out the door, going from meeting to the phone to email to meeting. You never get all your work done. Or you are bringing kids to soccer practice, piano lessons, cleaning up after little disaster makers, being in the PTA, and making cupcakes for the class party you helped plan.

You have a hasty dinner, (pizza again !) before driving the kids to another activity or going to an evening meeting. Your house is trashed when you get home, but you don’t even have the energy to look at the mail. You veg out in front of the TV, since that’s all you feel up to doing, get the kids off to bed and then fall asleep way later than you intended. After all that’s the only alone/me time you get. Too bad it was wasted watching Jay Leno or the news channel.

Does any of this sound familiar? If you are tired and would rather veg out all the time, or if your only fantasy is a week in a hotel room by yourself you may be feeling overwhelmed.

When you simplify your life, you pare down to a manageable pace. You feel more at peace, lighter and calmer. How does that sound to you?

Reason #4: You are missing out on your relationships