Jun 08 2012


Little changes and little choices add up to be revolutionary changes in your life. 
-Sarah Ban Breathnach


One small change can impact your whole life!


How complicated and busy is your life? Do you need to make a change?

Simplify your life
The first weekend in May, two other life coaches and I facilitated a Search for Simplicity retreat. We hadn’t anticipated the huge success and impact it would have. The ironic thing about offering this retreat was that as the time got closer, my life got busy in a lot of areas!

The days following the Simplicity weekend were so busy for me and then I ended up getting a viral flu because I hadn’t been taking care of myself. Does this sound familiar?

When life gets busy, it gets complicated. When life gets complicated, we get frustrated. Eventually frustration will lead to anger. Not a nice way to live. We all need to simplify our lives. We all need to make some changes.

At the retreat, we did an exercise in which each person evaluated four different areas in her life. Then we asked the question: if you could improve one area, and it would affect the other three areas, what would it be? The next step was to create a strategy to make a change in that area.

As a result of that exercise, I determined to take more time for rest and relaxation. My action plan was to set aside 30 to 60 minutes a day to go for a walk and to journal more.

Are you ready to simplify your life? Are you ready to make one change in order to improve your life? You can do this exercise in the privacy of your own home – or in a coffee shop! You’ll be amazed at how spending time to simplify your life even a little can help you to enjoy your whole life!

I specialize in helping women make the changes they struggle with, so if you need some help, please contact me. I would love to chat with you!

Click on Simplify your Life to download the exercise.


Please leave a comment and tell us about your action step to start simplifying your life.


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  1. Viola

    I did the little exercise and now I have work to do….No big surprise, I knew I am having problems slowing down. Great post. Thanks for making me realize that I do need to apply some gentle breaks to my busy life.

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    1. Betty

      Viola, I’m glad that the exercise helped to bring awareness. I hope you start taking those ‘gentle’ breaks. Your life will thank you. Keep me posted as to how your life is being impacted by the change you’re going to make.

  2. karen

    A great reminder. I will be using it and sharing it.

    1. Betty

      Karen – feel free to share it. Let’s help as many people as we can to simplify their lives!

  3. marty

    Great exercize, it clarified what I already knew I had to do!
    I needed the reminder. Will recommit myself.
    Thanks .

    1. Betty

      Hi Marty,
      Thanks for your comment. Isn’t that sometimes the way? We already know what we need to do, but we all need reminders. Let us know how you’re doing with your recommittment.

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