Author: simplydarra

And So We Rest…

And So We Rest…

Happy Labor Day everyone!

On the last blog post we talked briefly about the importance of purging and getting rid of unnecessary things. Check it out here, if you missed it.

Today I want to share some thoughts on…REST.

It’s no secret that we don’t get enough sleep but sleep is only one way to rest. Our minds rest when we get to stop being “on”… when we get to do something we enjoy. When’s the last time that was you?

We rarely turn off when we want and need to between home obligations, work and outside the home commitments. We often have things hanging over our heads to get to, creating mental clutter.

The mind cannot adequately rest when there is mental clutter. I personally can’t even “rest my best” when I’m surrounded by physical clutter.

So what do we do to get rid of mental clutter? Here are some ideas:

  1. Ask: Are you trying to do too much in a day? Write down everything you’re committed to at the moment for one day. These things may require something of you everyday but try to focus on one day at a time. Put a star by the tasks in your day that are not going to get done in one day, like raising a child.
  2. Assess: Now look at your list and evaluate is there truly enough time, meaning enough hours in the day to do all that you listed? Start from your wake up time and actually count. What time will that put you in bed? Does that give you enough sleep each night to get up and start again the next day?
  3. Act: The answers to those assessment questions now require action. You might need to take some things out of your schedule and project them out to begin in a month or two. You might need to enlist or hire some part time or monthly help. You might need to wake up or go to bed earlier.

Whatever the action, do something. Taking this introspective approach with action is vital to clearing mental clutter, helping you to get better rest and tackle even bigger questions and tasks later. Feel like you need someone to sit down with your schedule and you? Book a consultation now and get a free 15 minute SOS Discovery Call by filling out our contact form. I’d be glad to help you get your time in order, create a margin of space for rest and help you bring balance, order and simplicity to your life.

 

Love & Simplicity,

Purge, For What?

Purge, For What?

That word… Maybe you know it from a movie (I’m not a horror flick kind of girl). Maybe you think it sounds difficult. or it sounds nasty. Whatever your first impression, most people do not equate that with the best of times. But purging is necessary and it does not have to be a bad thing.

Purge means to to clear of guilt; to free from moral or ceremonial defilement; to cause evacuation; to make free of something unwanted; to rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release.

When we purge, we let go of items we no longer use or love. Discarded items can be recycled, donated, sold, or trashed. When our lives become cluttered and filled with unnecessary excess, it’s time to purge. If you are at that place, take a look at what SOS believes a good purge can really bring and do for you.

P eace- It might feel worse before it feels better, but a good purge can bring immediate relief and calm

U nderstanding- A good purge can teach you things about yourself you may not have realized before

R est- A clearer physical space around you can help your mind to rest better

G uide- Once clutter is cleared out of the way you have a guide, a clear path to order again

E fficiency- Achieve maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense

 

So don’t be afraid. Don’t be anxious. SOS is here to help you get started. Decide to book a consultation now and get a free 15 minute SOS Discovery Call by filling out our contact form.

 

 

Love & Simplicity,

Momentum

Momentum

I’ve been hearing a lot about this word lately and it is the best way to describe where I am.

When God opens doors, I move. When God closes doors, I don’t ask questions. When ideas drop in my head or my heart, I pray and I act. When feelings of doubt or insecurity rise within me, I fight.

Welcome to back to my blog.

I’m going to let it naturally take shape and become what will best serve you and be an outlet for me so no big announcement of what to expect here. It’s just me, once every week or so.

I’m in a season as a wife, mother, minister, entrepreneur and woman that has been hard, beautiful, scary, exciting, fun and liberating.

I’m not sure exactly how much I can disclose just yet but what I do want to share is that I am proud of myself for MOVING.

Moving in faith. Moving in confidence. And no matter what my response I’m going to keep moving.

Listen my husband and (daughter) I just moved from our house to an apartment, God is transitioning us spiritually into a new culture and place of worship and I’ve moved from “the 9 to 5” to a life I love…. so when I say moving, I mean MOVING…. literally, physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

I’m also moving within myself… going back in my past and addressing some things that needed to be dealt with, more on that later.

I’m moving into a more holistic response to life and well being so I can be healthier and happier… moving.

The reason I call this post MOMENTUM and not MOVING… is because of physics definition of momentum:

The quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.

The quantity the amount of how much MOVEMENT is going on right now with me… it’s so variable I can’t quantify it. It’s one reason why this post is coming out so much later than I intended. I had no clue where to start to let you in my world, because stuff is just moving. As God moves, I move. And even when He has me to be still, I’m still moving with Him, still going somewhere. So yes, momentum.

You can try to keep up if you so choose.

Whether you do or don’t I love you and I’ll still be… moving.