This week I worked on creating space in my life by eliminating activities that are not fulfilling me. There are still activities that I'm on the fence about but I will figure them out in time. I'm creating space in my life because I want to spend quality time with my daughters. It's true that I'm a stay at home mom, but there is always something to do around the house. I feel bad because the whole point of me staying at home was to spend quality time with my girls and yet I'm preoccupied with other things.
So this year, I'm making a point of spending time to play with them, learning with them, as well as working out at home and drinking a superfoods drink every day. You see, if I don't take care of myself, I won't have the energy or strength I need to take care of my girls and family. Spending time with my girls is a lot of fun and it's those moments that help us bond and grow together. It's not just about me being at home.
This week I want to share with you five ways to create space in your life. When you create space in your life, you're able to relax more and spend time with those that you love.
We live in a hectic world, and it's up to us to make our lives more busy or calmer. We can add more activities to our lives that will make us busier, or we can remove things from our schedule and have time to spend with our family and friends.
However, if your goal is to be calmer this year and to spend more quality time with your family, then please read the following ways to do so.
1. Remove Activities from Your Schedule
We can overload ourselves with activities and projects to do. We can be more involved with extracurricular classes or committees. However, all this does is make us more stressed and tired. There is only so much time in the day to do all the things we want to do, and we can't do it all. The best way to solve this problem is to see what activities fulfill you. Which ones add to your life and which ones you dread. Those that you dread, you want to remove from your schedule and make space for something that you do love to do.
2. Remove Apps from your Phone
Our phones contain a lot of space that we can fill with unnecessary apps that don't fulfill us and instead take up room. Remove all of those apps that don't serve you and leave the ones that do.
3. Remove Contacts from your Phone
Remove contacts that you don't talk to anymore. Those contacts take up space in your phone and your mind. It's time to remove them and make room for those people that we want to create better relationships with.
4. Remove Podcasts from your phone
Delete podcasts that don't serve you. There are so many amazing podcasts out there, but we don't have the bandwidth to absorb all of the excellent information out there. Decide to have no more than five podcasts to listen to and no more. I know how hard this can be, but it's worth removing the number of podcasts we hear to so that we can listen to more music or the conversations of our loved ones.
5. Close Social Media Accounts
This one may be hard to do but, it may also be necessary. Close social media accounts that don't serve you. You know, the ones that you stress about opening up because you're afraid of what you're going to see. Those accounts need to be closed because they are bringing you more anxiety than not. Remove people that you're following that bring you stress. You don't need that kind of energy in your life.
These are the five items to remove from your life to make your life more fulfilled and joyful. Let me know what things will be removed from your life so that you have more time for your loved ones.
Watch the video below, where I explain more.