Beware the barrenness of a busy life



I’ve been thinking a lot lately about essentialism and minimalism.


I’ve been reading Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown and I watched Minimalists on Netflix recently.


I’ve always been a fan of decluttering and do this regularly, but I could definitely get better at buying less stuff.


It’s not that I buy that much either, but if I really start living the principles of essentialism and minimalism, I wonder how much less I’d buy.


I’m also wondering how much less I would do.


I’m at a place in my life where I’m lucky enough to love everything I do for my work; but I’m also really busy, working usually six, sometimes seven days in a week and often long days with both a full time job and side biz.


My dilemma is that whenever I think about working less, I’m not sure how, as I honestly love everything I do and I also quite enjoy being busy.


I just read the quote: “beware the barrenness of a busy life” ~ Socrates.


This isn’t true for my own life as I get so much fulfilment from what I do.


But I can definitely see how it can be true for a lot of people, and I can also see how I’ve sometimes filled my spare time up with things on a to do list that might go against being an essentialist.


So my aim is to keep an eye out for those fillers on my to do list that I really don’t need to do, so I can have more free time for myself and my fam.


Any of this resonating for you?


If so, drop an emoji and let me know your thoughts.


Catcha on the flip side,










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