We think it's safe to say that everyone wants life to be a little simpler. No one lays their head down at night and thinks, "You know, I wish today had been way more complicated and chaotic." Right? (Goodness, we hope not!!)
We know first hand how quickly a “normal day” can spin out into instant chaos between work schedules, kids, activities, household upkeep, and literally just trying to figure out what's for dinner tonight.
And then you add it all up: day after day, or week after week, of feeling like things are just swirling around with no forward motion or progress — of feeling like “Are we working towards anything as a family?” “Am I going to feel this way all the time?!” “Will my to-do list always determine my mood?!”
Sound familiar? Well, the good news is, you’re not alone. Not even a tiny bit.
hi! We’re the mousetis family. and we’ve been there.
Heck, we lived “there” most of last year, and it was so hard.
MAYBE THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO YOU? DO YOU…
Feel like you’re just surviving the day instead of enjoying it?
Endlessly scroll the day away while ignoring the things that would actually make you feel better? (ie: putting away that laundry, dinner around the table, cleaning out the junk drawer, exercising...)
Wish you had routine and rhythm to your days?
Cry alone in the shower wondering if it will always be this way?
(Okay, okay... too far! But seriously... we’ve totally done that.)
FRIEND, WE FEEL YOU. AND HERE’S HOW WE CHANGED IT…
We were craving rhythm and routine, but we didn't even know where to start. It wasn't until we started to simplify the expectations we were putting on ourselves, and started to look for ways to simplify what was right in front of us, day by day, that we started to feel the fog lift and our joy return.
But that all changed when we started to ask ourselves this simple question every morning…
"What single thing can I do today that will allow me to consider today a success?"
That sounds like a simple question right? It is! But it only works if you give that question the full power to reframe your thoughts and expectations on your day. And when you let it do that, it puts into perspective that you are only one person, with so many hours in a day, and you need to name and work towards what truly makes a day successful for you.
And you know what, sometimes that single success goal is as simple as “clean out the silverware drawer” or “keep the kids alive until Dad gets home.” Sure, someday’s it’s bigger than that, but honestly most days it’s not. What actually gives most of us inner peace and a simplified daily life isn’t some grand sweeping action that changes everything, but instead is forward progress on those little things that take up our thoughts and energy.
BUT LET ME TELL YOU WHAT THIS “SIMPLE” WAY OF THINKING ISN’T ABOUT…
Just checking more and more things off of your to-do list.
Organizing and simplifying your life only to fill it up again with MORE.
Putting yourself down when you don't have the day you’d hoped for.
Having life all figured out, or planned.
HERE’S WHAT IT’S REALLY ABOUT…
Checking the right things off of your to-do list.
Organizing and simplifying your life so that you free up space in your mind and home.
Learning the hard work of practice and immediate action.
Putting rhythms and healthy habits into place that will allow both you and your family to grow and succeed.
Learning to show up for the everyday areas of your life that don't feel cool, flashy or necessarily fun.
Slowing down to enjoy the people that you love the most.
Learning to START WITH TODAY.
Sounds nice, huh? Well you’re in the right place.
We’ve made a little something to help you start today! :)
The Simplify Today Printable
It’s free and it’s the perfect place to start.
OKAY, BUT HOW DOES THIS SHEET WORK?
Well first of all, nothing really works unless you do! But, you already know that and you’re more than ready to get to work. That’s why you’re reading this! Here’s what you can expect from the worksheet…
Fill in the blank spaces where you can write out a single tasks and actionable steps to make your day productive, yet purposeful.
A place to write your daily prayer and daily gratitude.
Prompts that encourage you to spend time away from your phone screen.
… and few more things, too!