Like me, Diana has curly hair. REALLY curly hair, and like me, it’s been a focal point of her life.
Until curly hair came into fashion – I spend so much time wrapping my hair around my head, rolling it in soup cans, wearing hats in humid weather, using straightening combs and basically paying way too much attention to my hair. So much attention and concern that my whole self was always tense.
Now – there are SO many ways to “fix” whatever issue you think you have with your hair. Diana did a Keratin treatment – and now has hair that’s soft, moves, feels like the kind of hair she’s always wanted – but MORE important – it’s saved her time, worry, concern, and turned her into a much more relaxed woman.
Taking care of her hair (so that she could be happy with the way it looked – and I believe in the importance of that) had been an “inconvenience.” It had zapped her time and energy and thoughts.
Now – she gets up, runs a comb through it, washes it and blows it dry – and FORGETS ABOUT IT!!!
She FEELS more attractive because she doesn’t have to think about her hair, and it feels good because it’s not all fixed and sprayed and worried about. It moves around her head, and she ENJOYS it, instead of thinking about it.
Her lifelong obsession with her hair was a “simple fix.”
So, I thought: What in ALL of our lives could use – and HAVE – a “simple fix”?
What could we do to save time, save money, save worry? What could we do that would make us feel more relaxed, and allow us to focus on what’s happening in the PRESENT, instead of worrying about what might happen in the future?
I can see that my office is not smartly organized – and I spend ridiculous amounts of time trying to keep my tiny closet straight. I don’t know what to do with the things I own and use – even though I DO go through the drawers and closet often and get rid of clutter and things I don’t use or wear.
I like things out where I can see them.
So – I’m going to spend an hour seeing if I can make it easier on myself to function in my office.
Which leads me to: What else can I do to make things easier for myself?
Overfunctioning starts with US!
Let me know if you’ve discovered any way to make your day-to-day easier, to find “simple fixes” for some of the things that are now draining your energy.