ESSENTIALISM: WHERE TO COMMIT AND WHAT TO QUIT?

It’s time to clean our homes, wardrobes, office drawers, and… our minds.

 

Lately, I’ve been pondering on these three statements that I often hear people (including me) saying:

 

I have to.

It’s all important.

I can do both.

 

These assumptions are habitual but also dangerous.

 

They can easily leave you running all day from meeting to meeting, project to project, task to task without any sense of satisfaction or accomplishment by the end of the day.

 

Sounds familiar?

 

While decluttering my home and office, I’ve realized that it’s time to step up the game and commit to become a true essentialist.

 

What do I mean by that?

 

Simply putting, committing wholeheartedly to what matters most and going big on this while ignoring all the rest. Doing less but better.

 

Next time, when you catch yourself thinking or saying those 3 statements from the beginning of this message, try these instead:

 

I choose to (because I truly care…)

Only a few things really matter (and these are…)

I can do anything but not everything (who can I ask for help?…)

 

Essentialism is a way of thinking that enable us to fully embrace our talents and make important social contributions.

 

If you want to go deeper on this topic, read this amazing book: Essentialism. The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

 

With love and energy,

Lena

 

P.S. If someone in your life struggles with overwork or overwhelm, share with them this blog post. They will thank you for it.

“Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it’s about how to get the right things done. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at your highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential.” – Greg McKeown

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