When everything is changing, it’s easy to feel like life is just happening to you. During overwhelming or complicated periods of time, keeping things simple is key. Here are some things that will help simplify your life during those hectic moments.
KNOWING SOME RELATIONSHIPS ARE ONLY FOR A SEASON
Some people will be in your life forever, and believe it it or not, some are only supposed to be there for a period of time. Knowing when to hold on and persevere in a relationship is essential, but it’s also important to know when to let go or move on peacefully. It saves time, energy, and allows you to invest emotionally in the right relationships in a healthy way.
It is not HEALTHY to hold on to a relationship longer than you need to, whether romantic or not, it simply complicates things. When you make a decision to let go and release, move on swiftly. Never cling on and look back to Egypt, it will only make it harder to move forward, but depending on the situation, it can also lead to insecurities, bitterness or even anger. Coming to terms with the fact that some things are only for a season really changed the way I viewed my relationships. I am so easy at heart and like to go above and beyond for many people and it took its toll on me, a lot of my time and energy.
*Always be honest about what is working and what isn’t, keep your heart healthy.
DECLUTTERING & DOWNSIZING
I am big on decluttering. For example, if i haven’t brought a clothing item out of my wardrobe for 6 months or more, I always know its time to part ways with it and bless someone else who needs it more than me. Therefore, instead of stuffing my wardrobe excessive with clothes, every so often I take the time to bless others by gifting items i have never worn or giving to charity the items I have worn. My concept is that, if I haven’t worn them for that long, I probably will never wear them. I’ve found this to be the case for other ‘stuff’ in general. Even with some “friends” or I should say people, who come to fill numbers in your wardrobe of life, only to spectate and leave nothing of substance.
*Take time out to quickly identify what you really don’t need in your life. This little exercise will help you free up space that could be used for more important things.
ACCEPTING WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN’T CHANGE
If there’s a hard situation in my life or a problem I have to overcome, being honest about whether I can humanly do something about it has truly been eye opening. It has also encouraged me to trust more God more. One thing I have learned is that, there’s no need to worry about things that are out of my control, because in the end, there’s nothing I can humanly do about it anyway but not to neglect Gods ability and thoughts about that situation. As for the things I can solve, it’s pushed me to plan and start taking action, rather than shying away or being overwhelmed. Either way, it’s a relief to know that you can move forward, even in the most challenging of situations.