Day 31 of 31 Days to Less Noise.
I started this month with one goal: to reduce some of the noise in my life that was negatively affecting my day-to-day, in the hopes for more internal peace and less stress. And ultimately, to move me closer to God and to the people I love.
In my life, noise looked like clutter, unpreparedness, various forms of media, an overwhelming schedule, and unnecessary expectations as a mom.
So this month, I took intentional steps in these areas.
-chose to skip a couple of days when blogging got too noisy and I rested on Sundays
I not only felt God emerge in the new quiet, but I also took intentional steps to a better relationship with God by starting my day with him and by beginning a Bible study with a small group of friends.
I feel lighter. Maybe because the pressure of blogging for a month straight is over But I learned so much about myself and the way I operate on a daily basis and what fills my heart up and what clutters my mind. And I loved hearing from so many people who said “oh my gosh, I could have written that post. You read my mind about what’s going on in my life!”
And what I’ve found is that noise is a constant. For everyone. But it is our choice what to tune in and tune out. And when we choose carefully to tune in the things that matter most, we open ourselves up to experiencing the best of what’s around us, instead of succumbing to all of the noise with our hands over our ears. We invite opportunities to hear and see God more, and to appreciate the best sounds in our lives – those that come from our families, friends and ourselves.
Thanks for following along with me this month!