“Never play the understudy in your own life.”
~ becoming unencumbered
Welcome to becoming unencumbered, the site about ‘letting go’ and creating your ideal life.
Have you ever thought “This is not supposed to be my life! ” or, “How did this end up being my life?”
Then we have much to share.
This website intends to be one part life organization guide and two parts inspiration. There are three, simple core messages to becoming unencumbered:
1. Let Go of that which clutters your life and holds you back from living the life you really want. (You know, the one your inner voice keeps whispering you are supposed to be living.) By the way, this clutter comes in the form of people, things, thoughts and actions.
2. Assess, prioritize, achieve.
3. Do now. BU.
Keep reading below to learn more about the the becoming unencumbered philosophy and how want to help you.
“Every decision, because of what it brings to, or takes from your quality of life, is a health decision. Manage your life as if your health depends on it; because it does.”
~ becoming unencumbered
Purpose of this Blog- What it offers you
While I am a public health professional, I am not a clinician, nor is this site about impersonal textbook concepts and systems on how to live. The foundation of this site and blog is my own life and personal growth, and I put all of that up for illustrative purposes.
My experience has shown me that most people do not need to overhaul their life to achieve what they want. This overwhelming belief stops so many from feeling up to the task of changing. The reality is that they simply need to acquire better tools and adapt more efficient methods for managing their life and achieving what they want. This is an organization issue often impeded by a flawed perspective and negative mindset, not just sorting and focus problems.
To combat that I apply what I have learned through my education in public health, along with my experience creating lifestyle management programs for others, to provide a scope by which to assess situations. Given that it is always easier to objectively perceive a problem (and solution) outside of ourselves, I hope that in sharing my journey, you can then better reflect on your own life.
This blog is not about any singular way to live, and most definitely not to live as I do, but rather about questioning and assessing how you manage your life and make decisions so you can make the best, most mindful and conscious choices for yourself. From this, I hope my advice and personal insights will help you do at least one of three things:
- Re-organize your life by providing helpful tips and suggestions.
- Spur and encourage you through the changes you want/need to make so you can live the life you truly desire.
- Realize you are doing just fine and appreciate yourself for being so.
Ultimately, this blog is about what you take from it and apply to your own life.
Expectations and Site Administration
Lastly, some parameters. Because I am a real person with a regular life, I have a variety of topics and issues that interest and impact me. If I believe a subject can serve to illustrate the BU concept, I’ll write about it.
For simplicity, becoming unencumbered is organized into the following main categories:
“How to be Unencumbered”- here you will find my instructional posts on how to implement a variety of simple changes.
“Unencumbered Life”- examining social expectations, lifestyle issues and life management challenges.
“Unencumbered Mind”- reflections on the way, why and how our thinking impacts our stated goals and suggestions to keep a positive perspective.
“Unencumbered Space”- turns a critical eye on the physical encumbrances in our lives.
“Unencumbered Family”- discussion on parenting, education, and making family life work.
This blog and site is growing and changing as I do. I am steadily working to improve how I can offer quality and usefulness to you. My vision is for BU to become a community. I hope it will be a place where people reach out for and share practical advice, like talking with a resourceful friend, on creating the lives they really want to live.
I want my life and experiences to resonate with you through the commonalities so we can all be reminded that progress and positive change is always possible. Your input and participation is what will make the conversation come alive. If you have a thought, suggestion or (gentle) critique please share.
As to when I write, well… I started off believing I had to adhere to a strict schedule with abundant posting. That became a very uncomfortable box to fit my life into. So, now I commit to sharing something new, on the blog, at least twice per week, and usually daily on the Facebook page.
Thank you for sharing with me this far. I hope it only builds from here.