A thought for the weekend – declutter and live simply!

As a family we have just had a week away. It is such a blessing to get away from the ‘rat race’ and re-group. The first few days we all struggled a little bit, I think we were all used to a faster pace and thinking about what needed to happen next or who were we seeing next. Time seemed to go slow and it seemed like we were going to be away for ever.  Then we all relaxed into the changed pace and rhythm. We did re-group, we spent time comfortably in each other’s company, we read, we walked together, we played games together, we didn’t hurry and we weren’t thinking about what was happening next. Life seemed simpler.

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Coming home has been a bit of a shock, emails are there, texts are happening, people are seen and arrangements are made. This is life after holidays and that is fine. There will be an adjustment period but I do have a new mantra as I move around.

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Live simply.

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There are ways that life can be more simple and there are things I can do to make it simpler. There is clutter that I want to clear at home, clutter in my routines and clutter in my mind.  The thing is, I am still processing and thinking about it as I face the routines of a school term again. I feel like I need time to sort the clutter so I can live simply.

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“Clutter is stuck energy.  The word ‘clutter’ derives from the Middle English word ‘clotter’, which means to coagulate and that’s about as stuck as you can get.” Karen Kingston.

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I wonder if you feel like you need to de-clutter and simplify?

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4 thoughts on “A thought for the weekend – declutter and live simply!

  1. I need a new ‘delete’ key for my computer keyboard, I’ve worn in out deleting emails!!! (if only)
    Good song: ‘Be STILL and KNOW that I am GOD’ and the verses following talks about the world’s fast pace rushing on. I wonder what year that was written and I wonder what the writer would write now in this hectic life we often get sucked into living?

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    • Thanks so much for the reminder of this song! I was looking at something else that quoted ‘Be still and know that I am God’ – Psalm 46:10…A message from God! Blessings to you and Lol. R xx

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  2. Thanks so much Rebekah, once again you have spoken into my life like a breath of fresh air, inspiring growth & action. Thanks so much for sharing your journey & encouraging others along the way!! Xo

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    • What a pleasure it is and so encouraging to know the words have been helpful. I am going to blog a link to something that I think you might like… let me know what you think! Lots of love to you R xx

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