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My Journey to Simplify: Why I Want to Simplify my Life

“There isn’t enough room in your mind for worry and faith. You must decide which one will live there.”

-a quote from Pinterest

In the month of May, I completed Debbie Inak’s Think on These Things Scripture Writing Challenge, which focused on the theme of rest. Throughout the month, I felt God calling me to move in the direction of rest. So, being me, I read a book called Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray and decided that what I needed to do was not work on Sundays (not exactly what the book meant by rest!). But, I wasn’t wanting to admit that I really was unable to truly rest.

It wasn’t until I attended one of my church’s Bible study on Wednesday night and the subject was on REST (in Hebrews 4) that I realized I needed to do something. Not working on Sunday is not the same as actively resting, and I finally realized that. Even though I have realized this, I still have a problem. I have no room in my life for rest as God intended (more on that another time).

Thus begins my journey to simplicity. Now, I’m not going full-on minimalist or anything like that. I’m just going to do what I can and be content with that.

www.racheltuggle.com--As the Lord calls me to rest in him, I have found that I have no room to do so. So, I am working to simplify my life in order to be able to rest in him. Check out how I'm going to do so in my blog post!!

My Reasons

Besides rest,  I have come up with a couple of other reasons to simplify my life:

  • Less stress
  • Fewer decisions
  • More defined priorities
  • More time
  • See God better
  • Be more intentional

Getting Started

To get started, I am focusing on one or two specific aspects of life at a time:

  • Slow eating
  • Planning and reviewing
  • Managing screen time
  • Creating routines

 

Has anyone else simplified recently? What did you simplify? Drop a comment below!!!

4 Comments

  1. I have been slowly but surely decluttering many aspects of my life but by bit. My family inside my own household are not minimalists but they know, accept, and love me as is. We are probably 50% minimalist, but even that 50% is refreshing. Not having loads of toys to put away, tasks to be completed, or clothes to wash when I’m out of the loop for a few days has been nice. Good luck on your decluttering.

    1. rctuggle

      Thank you! I’ll definitely have to add a good declutter to my list of things to simplify.

  2. I look forward to reading your posts about simplifilying your life. Last year, I started working from home and had flexible hours. I found that I needed to have a routine or I wouldn’t get things done because I’d spend too much time on one thing. What I would like to do more of is limiting screen time. I feel I spend too much time on my phone just wasting time. I could be spending more time with God, reading good books, or writing!

    1. rctuggle

      Amen!! That’s actually going to be a few of my upcoming posts. I’m going to create some routines for myself, and I will be implementing what I call “cell phone rules.” If you want to see when those go up (not to just shamelessly plug), sign up for the updates or to my weekly newsletter so you don’t just have to click over all the time to see if those posts are up!

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