It’s been fantastic and exciting, but crazy. I am anxious to share the stories, thoughts and emotions that Bethany and I have experienced over the past few months, and I’ll be able to start doing so in just a week or so.
In the meantime, I wanted to reach out to our community with a question. It was a sense of overwhelm with my life, responsibilities and lack of any free time that served as a catalyst for the changes that we’re making in our marriage and family life.
The realization that accompanied the overwhelm led me to a very difficult question:
What am I (are we) willing to Give Up?
In other words, what areas of your life are you willing to say “NO” to in order to focus on what fulfills you and fits with your ideals? I know this is a difficult question, but I’m sure it’s something we’ve all been faced with in our high-speed, over-committed lifestyles.
In the comments below, please share one thing that you’ve given up or plan to give up to improve your life and marriage.
For a bit more background on this question and my own struggles, please check out my post over at Simple Marriage today called Saying No to Build the Lifestyle You Desire.
Also, in a very timely fashion, Leo at Zen Habits recently released his new book that deals with this issue in more depth. You can actually grab it for FREE over at his site. I hope to interview Leo soon for a post over at my couples fitness site.
Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.