The truth is that simplicity is always best because it makes things easy. As mothers, we’re overwhelmed trying to do it all. We want to do and be our best. But the thing is, doing your best does not mean working yourself into a mental breakdown—yet that’s how many of us are living.
Do you know what always-having and always-doing bring into motherhood today? Stress. Overwhelm. Anxiety. Exhaustion.
The world our children are growing up in today isn’t just cluttered; it’s chaotic. The chaos is leading to an epidemic of stress and anxiety in childhood. Our stress is affecting our children. Of course, we can’t create a perfect life, but we can start recognizing and removing all the clutter we control.
In motherhood, simple is smart. We can choose presence over perfection, compassion over criticism and simplicity over stuff. By choosing minimalism, we are trading overwhelmed for just enough.
Shana Orth, Group Director, Account Management
—Gretchen Huestis, Group Director, Employee Engagement