Weekend Wisdom: Hold on to what matters. Let go of the rest.
My life is better without alcohol.
I’m celebrating TWO years of a life without alcohol. I quit drinking for the very simple reason that my life is better without alcohol.
Who knew that after getting rid of most of my stuff, becoming debt free, downsizing and leaving a job that wore me out, the thing that would simplify my life the most would be quitting alcohol.
For a long time, I questioned my drinking but thought I needed a rock bottom reason to quit or thought that quitting meant people would think that I had a problem, or maybe it meant that I had a problem. I also worried that my life wouldn’t be as fun without alcohol and that my relationships would change.
When I decided to take a break from drinking on January 20, 2019, I didn’t know that weekend I’d had my last glass of wine, my last hangover and that I would end a decades long journey of managing alcohol.
Instead of asking questions like, “Is this a problem?” I started asking questions like, “Is alcohol contributing to the full, healthy, intentional life you say you want?” Spoiler alert: It wasn’t.
For me, minimalism is removing the things that remove you from your life. Alcohol removed me from my life. So I removed it.
Ok … onto the favorites:
The secret to feeling better and knowing what matters.
If you want to get things done and make things happen, get ready for The Big Ready.
How to reclaim your lunch hour if you are working from home.
And once you do, you can make some comfort food.
This conversation on storytelling and social change is a must listen.
If you like little libraries, wait til you see this little art gallery.
These books will inspire you to start reading again.
Intermittent fasting for email.
If Amanda Gorman moved you too, you’ll really like this.
10 little things to remember if you struggle to declutter.
Please, make it stop.
How to calm down instantly.
My friend Christine (The Procrastination Coach) started a podcast and she interviewed me!
Here’s another reason I may plant some trees this spring.
This week’s Instagram favorite is from @_lisaolivera with this gentle reminder …
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.