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Simplified Life | Making Time for Things You Love

Sometimes it is easy to let our to do list over take our lives… we end up in this vicious cycle of working, eating, and sleeping…and never take time to do things we enjoy. How often do we think about all the things that we would love to do, or build ourselves a bucket list on Pinterest without ever taking any steps to make those things we would love to do happen. But there is good news…it doesn’t have to be that way…it is never too late to start doing what you love.

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I am incredibly blessed that I get to work from home. I spend my days working on the things that I love as well as taking care of a busy little toddler. It is still so easy for me to get trapped in the mundane things of life, like the laundry that never seems to end, or the fact that I need to vacuum again. I have realized though that I am more productive when I take a little bit of time to do the things that I love. Of course, I still have to work each day, and I still have to do the laundry…but just taking a bit of your day to do a few of the things that make you happy can have a huge impact on your productivity.

I have always wanted to have lovely handwriting and I swoon whenever I see hand lettered invitations and prints, so one of the things that I am trying to do more of is to practice, to write out a verse, or a quote, or even just a font to practice. It is so simple and really only takes me a few minutes to do, but it relieves stress, and is so rewarding to me. For all the moms who I know will ask when I find time to do this with a toddler…it is usually during naptime. :)

This is something so simple, and though you won’t be finding me opening an Etsy shop of prints any time soon…I enjoy it…and for all the businesswomen and/or momma’s reading this right now…it is ok…and actually good to give yourself 5 minutes to do something you enjoy. What are you going to make time for this week?

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Julie Fuller

I was just thinking about how my laundry seems to take up half my life when I saw your link. It really does make a difference when we stop and take a little time for what we love.

Kristin Schmucker

So true @[1006180616:2048:Julie Fuller]!

I havte terrible writing! I should practice too. I was so proud of myself last week I did two pinned recipes… i totally hear you though its hard to make the time

Yes! Do all of these things all of the time! Breathe them in, enjoy the heck out of them, especially if you plan on having children, because soon most of them won’t be options, and the ones that are will require arranging babysitting, which is just another added stress!

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