Wow, can you believe today marks the beginning of the second portion of the year? It’s halftime so it’s a great time to check in on where you stand with your yearly goals and if needed come up with a plan to finish the year strong.
Our theme this year is Simplicity as you know. Jake and I have simplified our schedules, our closets and our lives in general. We still have a long way to go with getting rid of material possessions. There are still a lot of closets and cabinets left to go through and don’t even get me started on the toys!!
But I think the past 6 months I’ve learned a lot. I learned that I used busyness as an excuse not to work on me. I believe I let my pride of wanting to feel important get in the way of looking at why I needed to feel that way. By simplifying my life I have been able to learn more about myself.
Busyness is the opposite of heart.
And our heart is SO important. Our heart makes us who we are.
What I also learned by simplifying my life is that I have fewer decisions to make and therefore have the time to give to the big decisions life throws at us. You know the ones that are the true priorities – marriage, parenting, friendship, self-care.
I am also more intentional about what comes into our house. Because, like I’ve said before, every item you have takes a portion of your time. So now i think about each item as to where it is worth my time to care of it.
Being intentional also encompasses time with my family as I wrote about in a blog post a few weeks ago. You can click HERE if you missed it. But I want my kids to have amazing memories of time with me and time with the family. I don’t want their memories to be of me cleaning and being too busy to play with them.
I realize how my attitude affects so many aspects of my life but also those around me. I set the tone. So I chose to be calm and present. And I achieve this by simplifying my activities and intentionally saying “yes” to only the events that will bring me happiness.
Have you done a halftime check-in on your goals? We would love to hear about them!
I’m looking forward to the next half of the year with each of you!