When busyness fills in our schedules, we just do do do, like machines that don't know how to deviate from the programmed setting. Our depleting attention span makes it a challenge to fitly sift new information. If we're not careful, we give ourselves over to more trivialities that percolate curiosity and take up space mentally.
Many will vie for your mind like prime real estate, exposing it to all forms of hyperstimulation. Then you're suddenly conflicted by so many things, perplexed by what you really want out of your life. Have you ever felt like you're spread too thinly or are involved in so many things at a surface level that you're not really able to commit to one thing? You've hit the apex of unfiltered options and overwhelm.
Author Oliver Burkeman articulates this sense of overwhelm arises from a mismatch – between all the things you’d like to do, or feel you ought to do, and the far smaller quantity of things you’re actually capable of doing. The gap is widening fast.
Create Physical Space
Create Mental Space
Create Financial Space
Create Avocational Space
Only make room for what matters. You can live out your days intentionally and feel like you're not wasting your time. When you create space, you'll feel light and clear-headed, able to recognize if your action is in parallel to a long-term vision and version of the person you're meant to become.
♥ Shiela Bernardo is a budget nerd who is keen to stay on track with her family’s financial goals. She perpetually seeks to demystify how to keep the house clean. She is a business analyst by profession & a self-taught computer programmer. She blogs about family, faith, and finances in her spare time.