During my mom's recent visit, we were talking and I asked what one thing she would impart to me if she could ...
She encouraged me by saying that she observes me working on getting this and making an effort at choosing to simplify some things.
For example, I bought Christmas jammies instead of making them. And, even though we had lots of homemade food for Christmas - I picked some convenience things to help me out and make time for the things we really wanted to have homemade. I bought rolls, meatballs and pizza already made. But, we had homemade cinnamon rolls, cookies and chili. Just picking and choosing was a huge step in simplifying!
But, like a lot of things - I could do better. So, I challenged myself to come up with some things that I could still simplify. I sat here with a blank screen and thought of things that frustrate me or feel complicated regularly!
meal planning/grocery lists
book storage for littles
clothing for my littles - storage, organization
chores/allowance for littles
recycling plastic grocery bags and foam egg trays
phone calls (mostly how to manage my children while I'm on the phone)
Whew - there's my list and I'm hoping to make progress on these things throughout the year. I have a couple of them in progress already and ideas for several more. I'll be sharing on things as I make some progress.
Your turn! What in your life needs simplifying?