Live-It: LESS IS MORE

Over the weekend I spoke with a relative who gave me the iDeA to share the “less is more” concept when brainstorming your live-it list.  Her new year’s resolution for 2011 was to take at least one photo every, single day. Her Goal was not necessarily to be artsy and super creative, but to simply keep track of the year, one day at a time.  Some of her posts were short and others were long, as she never committed to writing a certain amount, which may have discouraged her to continue.  The most important thing was to come up with 1 picture to signify every day that year.

I especially like that she said being forced to take a daily picture helped her to “loOk uP” in life vs. always looking down.  Isn’t that cool?!   That is so true, and after talking to her, I could see how much this goal had really opened her eyes to things in the world that she normally may have ignored!

We may think we have to come up with such aMaziNg and out-of-this-world things to put on our live-it list, when in fact it is the basic, everyday things that often eNrich our lives the most.  In what ways can you simplify some of the items on your list?  Maybe you want to “enjoy life more” or “have more quality family time”.  In order to achieve those things you don’t need to take expensive trips, spend money, or do something extreme.  How can you sImpLify those items using the resources you have and make it a convenient way to incorporate it in your daily routine?  Remember, less is more…so go down every item on your list and ask yourself, ‘how can I simplify this to make it more attainable’?  You might be surprised at the new items you come up with!

If you have any ideas, please share by commenting below.  We have many people working on their lists this week.  Help encourage others by sharing your thoughts!

~Lara

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3 responses to “Live-It: LESS IS MORE

  1. Jenny Long

    One of the items I plan to put on my Live-It List is starting a blog for my family and friends so I can update them on what’s happening at the Long’s. It’s not something I plan to do daily or maybe even weekly but often enough so my parents and sisters will be able to see the changes and memorbale moments that happen in my life even though they live hours away.

  2. Jenny, I love that idea! What a fun way to stay connected and to share your life with those closest to you!!

  3. Bridget

    I recently read 1000 gifts by Ann Voskamp. It is all about recording and living in God’s gifts, because it’s all God’s grace. She has a great phone app that goes with it, of the same name where you can take pictures and/ or jot a note to record your gifts. I love it. I still have journals, a huge roll of butcher paper and gratitude app just to keep the thanksgiving flowing all around me. Her website is also astounding, a holy experience, includes a joy dare for 2012. Great job!

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