During the month of October, I’m following along with Edie & Ruth on their 31 Days of Less & More journey. I’d love for you to join in by reading the posts and completing the projects, or just sit back and read along each day.
Less Running Around
We live in a go-go-go and do-do-do society. It’s almost as if our worth is tied to how busy we can pack our schedules.
This frantic pace isn’t healthy and it prevents us from being able to take time to savor life. That’s why we have to be intentional about slowing down…
In the last year, we’ve been really putting forth effort to make time and take time to stop and smell the roses instead of just rushing through life. Here are three things that have helped:
1. Plan for Margin Time
When you plan your daily schedule, don’t pack it so full that you have no time to breathe. Cross some things off your list without doing them or just don’t even plan to do them at all so that you can free up at least two hours of margin time in your day.
This will immediately help you to feel more relaxed and less stressed, plus, it will mean that interruptions don’t frustrate or completely throw off your day.
2. Take Sundays Off
One of the best decisions we ever made was to make Sunday a media-free day of rest at our house. I’ve talked about this here before, but I’ll say it again: having one day off in a week makes such a difference in our lives.
Sundays are a day to recharge, refresh, and renew. It’s a day to refuel our tanks for the week ahead — and we look forward to it every week.
3. Stay Home At Least 2 Days Per Week
We don’t always accomplish this, but we really try to stay home at least two full days every week. I’ve found that this makes things so much calmer and quieter, plus, we seem to get a lot more done in a week when we stay home more!
What are your best tips and tricks for slowing down and savoring life more?