Routine & peace of mind

japan-1778543_1920Life has been going a lot more smoothly. Even though the situation at work and home hasn’t changed, I’m a lot more at peace.

I got fed up of being overwhelmed. I was tired of catering to others while ignoring my own physical and mental needs. I was tired of running on empty and constantly fending off burnout. I’ve been taking a lot more alone time and it’s made a huge difference. It’s amazing what such a “small” thing can do!

I’m still doing the same things. My weeks are full of work, household tasks, workouts, dance, walks, social time with friends, chats with my roommate and countless other things. But I no longer feel stretched thin. I’ve also gotten to connect more with my family, something I’ve missed due to busy schedules. That’s also helped me feel more grounded.

I’ve been trying to be more proactive as well. If I’m starting to overthink things or stress out, I’ll change my focus. Pick up a book, change my task, or put on some happy music. Michael Buble’s ‘I believe in you’ is currently on repeat. I’ve embraced being quiet in conversations. I’ll contribute if I want to (rather than feeling obligated). I intentionally take things slow when I can. So I can appreciate the journey and the process.

As I’ve embraced my quiet nature I’ve gotten more patient. I have more energy on a daily basis. I’m more open to random conversations with my roommate (as long as it’s outside my quiet time).ย Everything goes better. So I think I’ll keep this up ๐Ÿ™‚

How is your week going so far?

12 thoughts on “Routine & peace of mind

  1. Nor Liana says:

    We are having our Raya celebration this week, so it’s going to be an exciting time. Will be a little exhausting with the socializing, but at least we get to meet those whom we are unable to for a long time. Hope things goes well for you the next week ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. grammyhp says:

    Sounds like things are on the upswing for you. I’m entering the storage room phase of my minimalist journey. It’s tough to face all the blind purchases I’ve made throughout my life. Courtney Carver said, “Be Ruthless” I’m doing my best! May have to make a second pass…

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  3. Soul Simple says:

    You know Iโ€™ve just read this about a month after you published, but this is exactly where Iโ€™m at. On my journey towards minimalism, Iโ€™ve started embracing my introversion rather than trying to meet everyone elseโ€™s energy levels all the time. And I found I have more energy, more time and more motivation. It led me to starting my own blog. So nice to read other stories that are similar to mine. You are a lovely writer too ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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    • Ally says:

      That’s so awesome to hear! It’s amazing that when you start getting rid of clutter (physical, mental, and emotional) you realize how much time and energy you actually have. I’ll have to check out your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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