I often leave books and magazines open to pages with images or texts that inspire or resonate with me on our coffee table. One of my all time favorites is the cover page of the November 3, 2013 issue of The New York Times Style Magazine. The title: "The Power Of Simplicity" is as relevant today as it was a year ago when I first read it.
I'm not sure when it became a direct influence on how I've been approaching life lately, but regardless, I'm pleased to announce that I've been applying its simplifying message to just about everything. The daily expectations I create for my personal and professional life seem to subconsciously prioritize themselves in my mind. This allows me to organize tasks more efficiently or remove some altogether. I must admit I'm not feeling any shame in doing less, I would rather be grateful for the ability to embrace more.
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, let's all remember to keep things simple and enjoy the quieter, less frenetic times. Simplify and allow them to happen.