Weekend Wisdom: If we don’t take time to do nothing, we compromise everything.
Let’s slow down.
As we enter the last quarter of the year, the natural pull is to speed up, to get ready for the holidays, finish all of the things we wanted to accomplish this year, meet goals and on and on it goes. On top of everything else, it is simply too much.
Toomuchness is the anxiety of trying to keep up when all you really want to do is slow down. If you (like SO many people I’m talking to right now) suffer from toomuchness, it’s time to get spacious. For me, toomuchness feels like bricks piling up on my chest. I can’t take deep breaths, I can’t be present, even good sleep doesn’t wake me up. The only solution is less. Remove the bricks. Own less, do less, consume less, care about less. Even then, it will be too much sometimes and you’ll have to do some editing. These are the steps back to enough:
- Say no.
- Take back a yes.
- Opt out of anything that isn’t very important to you.
- Intentionally carve out time that requires very little of you.
- From social media to social engagements and anything in between, put yourself in a two week time out from the thing that causes you the very most toomuchness.
- Stop comparing. Other people doing too much isn’t a good enough reason for you to do more. They are tired too.
Sometimes a life event will throw you into toomuchness overnight and you’ll have to let everything else fall away. Other times, it’s a slow onset but as soon as you feel that first brick, start editing.
Ok … onto the favorites:
Attention small business owners and teams! This is your holiday survival kit.
How to declutter digital photos.
If you are sentimental, this will help you let go of family heirlooms.
Watch this to inspire a slow down.
Here it is, the meaning of life.
7 things I learned by wearing the same things over and over again.
If you feel sad and tired, consider this.
What’s happening in Iran and what can we do?
Shift your pace with this take it slow playlist.
22 cozy movies and tv shows that perfect for fall.
Embracing a slower lifestyle.
How to keep your home clean (with minimal effort).
Celebrating all things fall.
Project 333 starts today! Here’s a step-by-step explanation.
Yum (and so simple).
This week’s Instagram favorite is from @lizandmollie with a beautiful demonstration of creating spaciousness.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.