When I first started this blog I was someone who prided themselves on their ability to squeeze every last drop out of every day. The problem was, (in the ever-eloquent words of my friend Anna):
Running on a knife edge, where one change in plan will have a domino effect on all the other plans, is no way to live.
Yep, I knew all about that ‘domino effect’. And the relentlessness of that domino effect (back then) was causing me a LOT of stress. Which in turn was triggering anxiety and depression. It was a Very. Bad. Time.
How did I get on top of all this? By ‘embracing the busy by living intentionally.’
But in 2014, I came to realise that perhaps I needed to stop embracing the busy. Perhaps A Life Less Frantic needed to be about actively creating more space in one’s life.
So that’s where I am today.
I am learning to set better boundaries for myself.
I am learning that I don’t just need physical space to thrive, I need mental space too.
Most importantly, however, I am learning that this quest of mine for a life less frantic will never be ‘finished’.
I will always have big goals. I will always be highly driven. But I will always have a visceral need to balance these things with the family I adore. And there will always be an element of frustration and juggling that goes with that.
So this blog is far more journey than reward. (But then, the journey is the reward right?!)
If the ideals of A Life Less Frantic appeal to you why not stick around?
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