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Portion Control Your To-Do List

My doctor told me today, “You have too much on your plate.”
The more I thought about this in a non metaphorical sense, it made me remember the dream I had last night.

I was at a buffet and I reached for a plate. Instead of taking one from the stack of wet, ceramic ovals, I leaned down and pulled out a huge platter in the shape of a fish. Another customer protested that I couldn’t use that as a plate. I reminded them that I was at a buffet and I could take as much food as I wanted. When I sat down to eat, all that was in front of me was a small bowl of salad.

As overachievers, moms have the availability to take on endless amounts of causes or work within those causes.

I think we all can portion control when it comes to the environment (for our own sanity): the light bulbs, hormones, chemicals, gas emissions, etc. It can be overwhelming.

My thought for today is to think about what you can realistically do, write it down and actually do it. I’m not asking that you go all Ashton/Demi on me and make some righteous pledge. No one has to hear about it or see it. Just you will know you’re doing what you can for our earth, your family and yourself.

For those of you who are also feeling a bit overwhelmed, my doctor assured me, “this is a problem that smart people have. Dumb people get hit by cars, smart people have too much on their plate.”

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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