Thursday, October 21, 2010


In my family there are many of us who often partake in everything that is out there.  We never say no.  We think we have to do it all or we have to have it all.

As an end result we end up overwhelmed; frustrated; our house is a mess; and we don't have time to do the things that are the most important or the most valuable.

Robert and Debra Bruce along with Ellen Oldacre collaborated in writing:  "Standing Up against the Odds".

The following is a list of questions to ask yourself to help you stay on track to keep your life simple; uncluttered and at peace:

  • Is this really important to me?
  • Do I truly enjoy this?
  • Do I really need this?
  • Does this cause stress and drain my energy?
  • Does this cause me to hurry to much?
  • What are healthier alternatives?
  • How did I manage without this?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the last one, "How did I manage without this?"

Jeremy and I have come across many of these things. "We have it now, let's get rid of it" is the idea we had, and the answer to the question above seems to always be, "Very well, thank you very much."