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