When life gets busy or unsatisfactory, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to make things better.
One simple tool that I like to use in these circumstances is to ask myself two easy questions.
1) What’s one thing that I can subtract from my life right now?
2) What’s one thing that I can add to my life right now?
The answers to these questions could involve obligations, physical items, relationships, routines, or thought patterns.
Pick one thing to let go of and one thing to add to your life this week.
Each of us has the power to make choices in our lives. It’s important to exercise that power regularly. These questions serve as helpful reminders to actively influence our lives. Using this tool often can also build up your decision making muscle, which could help you increase your confidence around bigger decisions. Start with one thing to add and subtract today, and then repeat this tool next week.
Over time your life will become a truer reflection of the life you want to be living.
What will you add or subtract this week? Leave a comment below!