A couple of weeks ago I made a big change in my life. It wasn’t big in a visual way, but it more so big for my Maggie heart:
I took control of the “out of season” messages that were flooding my inbox and social media feeds, especially those making me feel less than.
FOR SURE, I love posts and emails and updates and products that support a variety of work, but right now my work is primarily focused on being at home with our babies. Yes, I have dreams about re-joining the handmade community, yes I love podcasts and how-to posts and webinars and other creative/challenging projects, but right now I’m pretty much at my capacity. I have reserved room for a few things, but I definitely don’t have room for all that was coming my way.
Every once in a while I enjoy branching out and engaging in something new. This is so healthy! But one day I realized most of the anxiety I have been feeling isn’t because I have a newborn at home, it’s because the Internet was making me feel like I needed to be doing more. And guess what, I am (happily) doing enough — I don’t need to add any more.
It was such a freeing task to either unsubscribe, unfollow, or auto-file the things that were causing me to doubt who I am. Note I’m not totally closing the door on these things, but rather reminding myself I am choosing to keep my focus on other things (and people) while preserving a little bit of margin for extra. It’s a great feeling, for sure :)
Do you need to make a freedom change? What would that look like?
Happy Friday, loves!