I'm an intense person, with high expectations for myself. Too high The topic “Keep It Simple,” is often a good reminder for me.
I've decided the top priority for the unmanageability in my life, is to recover from the effects of trying to please my dysfunctional family member. I can't eliminate all the stress from my life, but I'm trying to simplify it whenever I could. In my case, it has meant letting go of some social activities, making time for meditation, taking one one writing assignment at a time. For my sanity, I am leaving some household chore undone each day. This new way of life won't be forever, but it will give me me the time necessary for my emotional and spiritual health.
I'm curious to find out all the many ways I can learn to keep things simple in the months ahead. Once I have a handle on keeping it simple, I may be able to handle my dysfunctional family member with more serenity too. Right now, keeping things simple means taking a break from them.