With 5 hours to spare in the Mexico City airport, waiting for my flight home, I decided to declutter my emails. I unsubscribed to everything that felt like a distraction or didn’t feel necessary. Before my trip, I deleted the social media apps from my phone and for the 10 days in Tepoztlan I paid little attention to my phone or email. It was very refreshing.
There wasn’t much free time for phone and email anyway, and in those open windows I needed a break. When I did look at my email, I felt completely uninterested. This caught my attention and got me re-evaluating what’s important and how I want to spend my time.
Life is too short to spend time on things that don’t matter. Modern life is filled with things that supposedly ‘save’ us time but in reality they waste a lot of our time. Sometimes technologies can be very helpful for communication and getting our work done, but often our phones and what they offer are a huge distraction. I’m interested in simplifying my life so I can thrive at doing the things that matter the most.
In the beginning, I resisted getting on social media and ‘Facebook’ and held out for many years. I also held out on getting a cell phone. But I felt a lot of pressure as a small business to get plugged in. Both have wasted a lot of my time and I’m in the process of re-evaluating how to use my time in a good way and letting go of things that don’t enhance my life and work.
I’m also re-evaluating what are the best channels to focus on to reach the people who may need my help. This is a transition and I don’t have the answers yet, only the knowing that less is more and that I need to simplify.
My intention is to continue to focus on writing my blog and connecting through my email newsletter ‘Healing Notes’. I hope to share something of value and make it worth your time. I send my newsletters out every Wednesday, with a few exceptions. I LOVE sharing in my newsletters and in my blog. Thanks to all who read them!
If you would like to stay connected in that way you can follow this link to sign up for my newsletter. Since my intention is to inspire and help YOU to simplify your life and not waste your time doing things that don’t have value to you, if it doesn’t resonate feel free to unsubscribe anytime.
If you haven’t watched the documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’ on Netflix I highly recommend it. Click here to watch the trailer. If you’ve seen it before, it’s worth watching it again!
What’s one thing that pops into your mind that you can do to simplify your life that will support you to thrive? I’d love to hear what you come up with.
Wishing you many blessings as you simplify to deepen the things that matter the most.~Megan
PS The photos in this post are from my recent trip to Mexico where I was with my fellow Graniceros (Weather Workers) in the Nahua Tradition, doing our work honoring the Weather Forces, expressing our deep gratitude and asking for rain and blessings for our communities.