Keep it simple.
We can try to do too many things. And then we feel scattered, and spread thin. It’s stressful.
There’s something empowering and peace-giving about deciding what your priorities are, and focusing on those.
Practice essentialism. “Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it’s about how to get the right things done. It doesn’t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at our highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential.” Greg McKeuon
We have to be wise with our time and energy.
For me, as I life coach, I’ve been finding out more and more what my groove is in life. And I’ve decided that I want to make a deep groove with my life, and really bear down on being who I am, and doing what resonates most with me.
I have three goals this year – walk with God, love my family well, and help others overcome their obstacles and be radiant.
Calling myself back to these over and over feels great. It’s given me clarity and peace so many times.
Jesus kept it simple. He said the greatest commandments are to love God with all your heart, soul and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. He said that all of the Law and the Prophets hang on these two things. (Matthew 14:37-40)
How can you simplify your life more? What are your priorities? What’s your groove? How can you sink into that groove and have an impact?
I took this video last week when I went kayaking. I just went somewhere nearby for an hour and spent time exercising my arms and talking to God without any distractions. It was so wonderful.
Yes, I know, it’s impossible to always keep it simple. Life happens. Things get complicated.
But let’s keep calling ourselves back to the simplicity. It's what we need.