Yesterday was "one of those days". A million things to do with not enough hours in the day. I had two rooms that needed a major sorting and countless other little jobs. But a clinging baby and a much wanted phone call from an old friend changed my plans for the day. I sometimes find it difficult to let go of my mental "to do" lists. To clear my head and just say that what I do get done is good enough.
I do like a clean house. But I have learnt with time that it is not a good thing to strive for perfection in the home. There is just no point with three kids. Or even one. Good enough has to be good enough. Perfection will always make you feel that not enough has been done. It breeds dissatisfaction.
Which makes me think about the idea of simplifying. Not just the act of simplifying your life itself. Less money. Less activities. Less stuff. But what about the mind? Do we need to de-clutter that also? I often feel my mind is cluttered with to do lists. Cluttered with future sewing projects. Cluttered with ideas for the garden. I may be suffering from information overload. Overwhelmed? Sometimes.
I have no real answers for all this. But this week I am going to try and concentrate on each little thing I need to do. I am going to try and simplify my mind a little. Put less pressure on myself. Lessen my to do list. One thing at a time. Learning to let go of some things. Simplify.