Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? Like it’s sending you messages? They may be subtle at first, but if you aren’t catching on, they become more and more obvious until you can’t really avoid it anymore. This happened to me recently, and clearly I was way too busy paying attention to everything else in my life that by the time the message actually got to me, it couldn’t have been more blatant.
The message? Live simple. It’s something that I always strive to achieve, but is pretty difficult to put into practice on a daily basis. Things happen, work gets busy, bills have to be paid, stress overwhelms and pretty soon that dream of living simply is just that, a dream.
I was reminded of my goal to live simple last week when two separate songs came onto my Spotify playlist (if you’re a lyric junkie like me, check out this song and this song), both with the word ‘simple’ in the title, and both songs that I could totally relate to. Since initially hearing them, I’ve probably listened to them a hundred more times. The message the universe sent was heard.
How does one live simple? Well, I certainly feel inspired by the warm weather and a simple, classic outfit like this one. I try to remain present and if I feel myself getting overwhelmed, I stop to meditate or listen to calm or inspiring music. I also try not to put too much pressure on myself. If that means I don’t get my to-do list done, that’s okay. If I miss a workout, it’s not the end of the world. If I’m too tired to make dinner, then let’s go out. Of course there are times that difficult choices have to be made, but I like to save those for the big things. Dinner and outfits and music should be simple.
Now for the outfit – I just got this top in my latest Trunk (and if you haven’t tried Trunk Club yet, read all about it here) and it’s perfect for summer. It’s non-maternity, but totally works with a bump, and will grow with me as well. The sleeves are loose, so it looks so cute with a bralette underneath. I grabbed this hat during the Nordstrom sale last week and I love it! It’s perfect for summer.
Tell me, how do you live simple?