The meaning of life is just to be alive.
It is so plain and so obvious and so simple, and yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. -Alan Watts
Do you find yourself running about like a headless chicken trying to complete a to-do list or play that role of being everything to everyone? I’ve had plenty of moments like that, but I then sat down with myself and, in my T.I. voice, asked Is you happy? And the answer was usually no, girl. You are doing too much. Aaaand… for what? Goals and goal smashing are great, but I think fulfilling them with a healthy mind and body is way more worth the effort, you know, so you can actually enjoy the fruits of your labor without being hospitalized or dying first.
I’ve been doing A TON of autumn cleaning (thanks coronatime!); the simple tasks of going through old things, bagging some for donation and recycling and reorganizing what stays gives me great satisfaction. And, as a bonus, releasing items that no longer serve me frees up space in my home and my mind.
Why does my great satisfaction of cleaning and organizing matter? Because! I am consistently reminded that living is in the little things, not huge daily accomplishments or stressing over the chase of the next big thing. Enjoy the now for a few minutes. This is the perfect season to slow down and do some living.