Recently I have been trying to minimalise.
Not just my possessions but also my commitments.
In cutting down the arrangements that I agree to, I have really been able to see more clearly what is valuable to me. And as a result I have been more generous with my time.
This morning my sister asked me to look after her baby whilst she went on a return to work visit. Thankfully I had the time to spare and could make the most of precious time with my niece.
I absolutely LOVED it.
We went out with my mum and had coffee and pottered round the shops. It was relaxing and it made us all happy to spend time together.
Cutting down does not mean cutting out and it does not result in being mean or ungiving. When we cut down generally we actually leave more room for the things we love and more room for generosity.
Give it a go and see what amazing balance and kindness creeps into your life.