Quite rightfully this week should have two words, less and more. Less of the things that don’t make me happy and more of the things that do. Do you ever watch, read or hear something that makes you stop in your tracks and rethink absolutely everything? I like to think they are like little signs from the universe exactly when you need them.
For the last few months, I’ve been feeling a little flat but couldn’t quite put my finger on the reason why. This week I’ve realised that some of the reason is that I’ve outgrown a lot of old routines and habits but hadn’t let them go. I’m making more time for myself to stop and smell the roses and less time for the unimportant stuff.
Another thing I’m determined to have less of is waste, particularly plastic waste. After watching two thought-provoking shows, Years & Years and War on Plastic I’m determined to make changes. I’ve already ditched bottled water and wipes for a start, I’m also trying to be more mindful when I go shopping too. There’s a long way to go but I’ve made a start.
This week I’ve been making more time for the things I love, like reading and spending time with my family. I’ve also been taking some time to sit in the garden and enjoy watching the bees as they collect pollen from the geraniums and lavender.
I’m being strict about the hours I work from home too, it might mean less income but it means more quality time with the kids which is far more important to me right now. I’m extremely grateful that I have a choice and I know it’s not a luxury afforded to everyone. Time seems to pass at an alarming rate and I think one of the ways to combat this might be to try and live in the moment more and slow down.
So, with all that in mind my plans for Summer are less stress, lots more fun.
I’m linking up with Anne from Raisie Bay for Word of the Week.
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