We often make life difficult for ourselves, but it need not be. We gather roles and responsibilities, schedule too much into our diaries, and fill our houses with a multitude of things. We then worry about not fulfilling our roles, achieving what we planned, or losing or breaking what we own. We might start with good intentions, but after while, these things can become a burden. They can become too much to manage and maintain, at least to the standard that we would like. By letting go of the things we don’t need or that don’t bring us enjoyment, and putting our energies into the things we do need and enjoy, we might find that life feels a little less burdensome, things become easier to manage and we find more success through the things we can do well.
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