A Life by Design


So many of us, myself included feel overwhelmed by our to-do lists. We run around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to check off all of the items, only to end up burnt out and ready to escape each evening. And if you are anything like me, you have all of the cravings for the sweets and snacks in the evening as a way to temporarily numb constantly ‘feeling inadequate.’ Ultimately, this renders us unable to be present for the most important things.


But the truth of the matter is that we don’t “have” to do anything in life. One practice I like to do on occasion is to take everything off my calendar and re-decide which activities and commitments I want to intentionally keep.


We get to create the lives we want. And by re-deciding at regular intervals whether or not it’s something that lights our fire or something we genuinely want to be a part of, we get to create a life by design instead of life by default.


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