Part of the transition into a simple life is allowing yourself to move at a calm pace—to enjoy the things that you’ve worked hard to give yourself time for— and not stress out about it. That is much easier said than done. Living simply is just that, a way of life and it requires periodic evaluation. Are we living the way we imagined? Are we letting Stuff overwhelm us? Are we moving at too fast a pace? And if so, what can we cut out to allow for down time?
After being sick and in survival mode for a few weeks, I’ve been trying to ease myself back into a proper schedule. I spend a lot of time at home, and now that the weather has been fantastic, I’ve spent a lot of time outside. Because of that, I’ve been keeping my home in great condition, and relishing in the outdoors.
I’ve found that scripture to be true: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” We take care of what we spend time with; we find treasures when we take the time to look for them; and we put our hearts into those treasures. Whether it is your family, your home, your marriage, your job, your hobbies, or your Stuff: what you treasure the most reflects where you are in life.
When we take time to slow down, to reevaluate, to question what it is we treasure, then we can be calm, readjust, and figure out how to get back to what is really important.