Every day, we get lots of inspiring comments from you, our readers! In this roundup, we share some of our favorites from the previous week.
As a person who is totally connected to information all the time, information overload happens on a regular basis. In April I went off the grid for a weekend and came back totally inspired and completely sure of my direction and what I wanted to (last month I just launched my etsy site, website and blog, so progress is good). Unplugging is necessary for sure!
One thing I wanted to share was a book I found called The Power of Less (http://thepowerofless.com/). What is so awesome about it, was that it helps you be more productive while doing less. The guy who wrote it has like 6 kids, runs marathons, quit smoking, wrote a book, and has a blog. While I didn’t do everything suggested, it has helped me streamline a little bit and its a really small book too, so it packs a punch!
Good luck with your disconnecting!
- Jennifer in response to Being busy and the End of the Endless Summer
I feel so lucky but also proud for how hard I am continuing to work to make my dreams a reality. The one gaping hole is financial security. I actually made a commitment to myself today to make it a reality! First I have to stop hiding, then I can start empowering.
It’s starts with a dollar, and then two, and then four, and then eight, etc.
Why are we so often afraid of total and complete abundance of wealth? (and I am not talking money wealth on that one)
Thanks for the visual–it’s encouraging!
I totally and completely have a TON of respect for this post and for Eleanor (I know every time you have a new blog post girl and I am right there reading it!!) But I really want to bring mention to something that is rarely (if ever) spoken of, especially on blogs like Scoutie Girl (and other creative business related online spaces). I WOULD DIE if I had to live by a daily outlined calendar. I would suffocate. I would also DIE if I had to subscribe to the Getting Things Done method. I feel like we use the topic of productivity, in so many cases, to make ourselves feel like we are not enough or that we haven’t gotten it right yet in life. I realize this type of blog post is 100% helpful to many people. But there is also another size that is never, ever spoken to. I cannot live my life this way. The only way I get things done is to return to my values consistently and make decisions based off of that, not to look at a schedule. Maybe I should write about this since I haven’t ever seen it done anywhere. MAD RESPECT for those of you who can live this way. I Just want to tell others who can’t that it’s OK! You are ok! There is nothing wrong with you!!
- Ashley Inzer in response to Down in the Weeds – Low Level Planning
- Janice Bear in response to Where Craftiness Comes From: Meghan and Benoit Devinat
I LOVE postcrossing! I’ve been an active user of postcrossing for 5 years or more and it’s sooo cool to receive postcards from all over the world!
It’s fun to check the mail, everyday, in case there’s a postcard from a total stranger waiting for me!
- Marie Noelle in response to Little Things Link Love: Snail Mail