Is it complicated to keep it simple?

3 Mar 2018

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me I should stop over complicating everything and keep things simple, I would be a rich woman.

I tend to make everything complex and build mountains out of nothing. Lets face it I am a drama queen.

I do try to keep things simple but I am so sensitive, I can overthink everything.

I try to keep things uncomplicated, to keep things so simple to not be distracted by my thoughts but somehow I can turn something simple like meeting for a coffee into a complicated army manoeuvre.

I have so many questions - Where will we meet, what time, what if no one turns up? What if they don't like the cafe I have chosen? What if the cafe is closed, what if the coffee is awful and the cakes stale? What if it is too expensive or too busy?

Why can't I just relax and know everything will be fine and if it is not, it is only coffee not the end of the world.

I have a friend who can make organising a party for a 100 people look simple and I can make a lunch date seem harder than a spy mission!

I like doing simple things, like blowing bubbles and waking in the rain, but when I plan anything I overthink and feel guilty that I can't keep things simple.

I wonder if being uncomplicated can be learnt or is it in my nature not to be and I can't change.

What about you, do you tend to over complicate things or have you worked out how to keep things simple?

When you are low do you over complicate things more or less than when you are well?

Any tips for keeping things simple?


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