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Simplify to find joy during these trying times

September 01, 2020

Simplify to find joy during these trying times

This is an invitation to simplify your life in an effort to find more gratitude, joy and fulfillment.

Modern life moves quickly.

It can feel like there are endless to-do's, never enough time in the day, and that no matter how hard you try, you will never catch up.

But this is all an allusion.

If we shift our expectations, and change our perspective; we can find fulfillment.

A great place to start is organizing your environment and eliminating excess.

The last several months, many of us have spent an unusually large amount of time at home. If you're anything like me, you may have begun to feel confined by the walls of your home and trapped by the need to manage the stuff in your space. Excess stuff can also distract you from the work that you know needs to be done and rob you of the precious time needed to build a life that you love.

Here at the OM Collection we believe less is more. If you have clothes that you love, that you want to wear over and over again, you can get by with less. This will not only free the mind of clutter, but it's good for the environment and your pocketbook as well. 

My second recommendation, is to honor the relationships closest to you by expressing your gratitude and setting intentions to deepen (or heal) those relationships.

Covid shines light on the people that we miss the most. It also shows us how much we lean on the people closest to us.

We may not be able to physically see some of the people we care about; but through a simple letter or a phone call we can express our gratitude and find a way to grow together.

Third, honor that which brings you joy.

This summer people around the globe have tended to home projects and grown a garden in an effort to settle a restless mind and make use of idle hands. For many this has brought with it a deep sense of meaning and fulfillment.

When we slow down and make time for small tasks, we can learn unexpected things about ourselves and find a deep well of joy that we may have been too distracted to notice was there all along.

And finally, ask yourself; with the world moving a little more slowly, what single goal, if accomplished, would put you more in alignment with your soul path?

For many this has been an incredibly stressful time. It can feel suffocating and stifling to have your options limited. But if you shift your perspective, and instead view this as an opportunity to slow down, simplify, and make the most out of this unique time in history; you may realize this is a great time to further your education, shift your life in a new direction, or take the time to eliminate that which is no longer working. 

 It's likely that we will continue to live in an altered way for several more months, now is the time to ask yourself how can you make the most of it. Consider implementing one or several of the recommendations above, and let us know how it goes for you.

 

- Katie Armstrong 





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