Thriving Mama Thursdays -Simplicity

Dear Thriving Mamas,

Ever begin a small task, only to watch it cascade into a major task or list of tasks?  I went to print a single photo for my mother in law the other day.  Before I realized what was happening, I was uploading 100’s of photos to snapfish, organizing my albums and deleting photos that were blurry.  My toddler woke up from her nap 45 minutes into this project, and I never did get to printing the one picture I intended.  

Keep it simple.  A well respected coach I was listening to pointed out that we often set goals, then make them so complicated that we get overwhelmed and give up.  I am taking this to heart.  When I start working on a project and my brain begins kicking out a million ideas on how the project could be soooooooo much more cool, I hear her voice, “keep it simple”, stay focused on the task at hand. 

I put off decorating for Halloween because I has such grand ideas for creating a haunted house in the basement.  In a moment of sanity, I remembered “keep it simple” and realized that the kids will enjoy spiderwebs and paper cut-out ghosts just as much, and they can participate in that plan.  So we had a great time last night doing just that!

Keep it simple on all fronts and be well,

~Rachel

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