I love being a person of zeal. I am known for it. It was actually a spiritual gift on a test in high school I took ….A Zealot. I had it as one of my number one traits. For anyone who doesn’t know…
ZEAL : fever for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
examples of zeal: enthusiasm, ardor, diligence, devotion, eagerness, fierceness.
I am fierce! I also love to be that person that has it together, is cool, calm, and collected. Totally confident in who she is and what she is about. Fierce! Loving life to the fullest. A bit dramatic and brimming with
joy .. most of the time its caffeine I’m brimming with but who’s looking?
I also read that the very thing your good at can also be your Achilles heel. Trying to be enthusiastic and confident and put together all the time can make you tired. It can make you question yourself (which isn’t confidence). It can make you want to scream (which isn’t calm and collected, or positive in any way, shape, or form. And this is where I have found myself recently. I am tired. I want simple, organized, and the opportunity to say no to being “bubbly”. Why must I always be the cheerleader?
I want to give myself a break and change some things around. I must rest.
I came off of vacation this last week and it was wonderful! I didn’t do laundry, we ate out half the time, and I soaked up sunshine and reading every afternoon. I watched a storm blow through one night sitting on the front porch snuggling with my son while my daughter wedged herself closer to my side. I rested. It was bliss.
As a mom, lifestyle coach, writer and wife in order to do this thing right, I must find simplicity, and peace, and space. Space to sleep, to read a good book, to exercise, to go sit in a lawn chair in the sun, to journal for more than five minutes. When was the last time you gave yourself the chance to do these things? When was the last time you drank a whole cup of coffee in one sitting? I am here to help – and only because I am working on these thing myself!
Kate’s Top things to help simplify life:
Follow a study guide for your morning scriptures
Set monthly goals
Carry a water bottle with you
Use the crock pot more
Un-subscribe to emails
Get a purse organizer
Plan your workouts
Listen to a fantastic podcast
Write to-do list’s before your week starts
Cut out tv for a while
De-clutter the closets
Do things slowly when you can
Give yourself the space to drink your morning coffee, (in the morning)!
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings