Well we have completed four weeks of 52 weeks to Simplify your life and I think we all need a week to catch up (if you started recently or have not done all four weeks yet) or catch your breath (if it was exhausting you).
For those of you who have hit a stumbling block with the mission statement (almost half of week 3 posters have not linked up) if you want to do it, link up this week. If you are overwhelmed with the idea I hope you will take time to read some of the linked up posts – there is no right or wrong way to do this. We have had vision boards, 1 sentence mottoes, a quote from the bible, a 6 word graphic that was expanded on in text that flowed like a conversation and many other variations on the “challenge”. The funniest thing was seeing so many people complete it, link up and say they thought they had missed the mark in some way – and yet they had nailed it perfectly (for them).
I cannot emphasize it enough – make this your own – I am just a guide. I am offering up techniques, ideas and approaches that I think will add up to simplifying your life. How you interpret these or act on them is up to you. I am learning so much from reading your posts each week so thank you for sharing this journey with me.
For those who have joined in recently or want to after reading along – you are not “late” – anyone can join in any week and start where they want to start. You can combine weeks into a single post if you want to “catch up” or post them as you write them. The linky is open to all posts as they come. I only close them off so that new posts will be seen and read by being on the latest challenge post.
For those of you all up to date with posts - you can take a break or write about how you are feeling with the process, anything related to the first four challenges, expand or update on anything you have written so far, any effects that have come about in your life as a result of the challenge so far – free choice for you!
Personally I need this week to process everything and try to get ahead so I stop writing these posts on Sunday night at 11pm (and counting). I need to get to the gym a few times and blow off some steam. I need to bake for my kids’ lunch boxes and cook some dinner for my husband. I want the time to catch up on the handful of posts I have missed from weeks two and three and to indulge in your wheel of life posts I will see coming through from today. I had planned a few catch up weeks through the challenge and even though this one was not due for two weeks I am the boss right? No rules really!
I am hoping this catch up week will see the return of some of the people from the first three weeks that have not appeared this week, but know there will be some who leave as we progress. I am loving the community of support and enthusiasm that has been developing right from the start and building.
Link up for Challenge 4 – Wheel of life (balance)
If you blogged about your wheel of life exercise please add your link below into the linky and not in the comments. If you did not blog and want to share your reflections on balance and where your life is at right now this is the time to add it into the comments of this post. I know it can be confusing so ask if you are not sure or read abouthref=”http://www.homelifesimplified.com.au/how-to-blog-for-new-and-non-techy-bloggers/” target=”_blank”> the how to’s here. If you do not see the linky REFRESH your browser and it will usually appear (email me via the blog of you need more help). You can add any blog posts related to the challenge at any time (if you started after week 1 just add your posts to link ups as you write them and note in your “name” field your blog and what week it is for). Take time and read some other posts by fellow participants – there is some great writing and insights being shared!
So – how do you feel as we hit week five? Please be honest and share any feedback you have.
Side note: in a couple of weeks we will be doing vision boards so hang on to magazines you might declutter in the next few weeks, accept offers of old mags or let yourself buy a few now knowing they will do double duty. We will use online sources as well since it is 2012 so no need to go on a spending spree…
Find your simple,
Images: Just breathe