I’m going to make a bold statement here – although to some of you it might seem not-so-out-of-the-ordinary: finding the simple, most direct way is key to less stress in solving a problem, completing a task, reaching a goal.
Simple is best. 🙌
And yet, we tend to go out and complicate it all! We choose stress and confusion, worry, and other people opinions instead of our own inner knowing to make sense out of something or to get something done. We complicate what doesn’t need complicating (as if anything does!).
Finding a simpler way sometimes means a slower approach and that can often turn you off. We have all grown accustomed to some form of instant gratification. Therefore, things that take time don’t often (or quickly) fall into the category of worthy.
The truth is that choosing small steps, quiet spaces, little amounts of time will get there in the right amount of time. With your sanity in tact.
If you take simple and direct approaches you will make progress. You will build momentum and feel accomplished.
Simple is best.
You don’t need to join a gym to get fit. You need 15 minutes and a great app like Fit On or 7 Minutes to get you moving. Even simpler, a 30 minute walk and 30 push ups a day will get you on your way.
You don’t need to throw out everything you own to get organized or become a minimalist. You just need 15 minutes a day in one room to discard what doesn’t serve a purpose, doesn’t belong in the room (or to you!), isn’t liked, needed or used.
Then repeat. It keeps you moving forward with your goal.
You don’t need to meditate for 2 hours a day to find calm and some zen. 10 minutes a day does the job. Better yet, 10 deep breaths when you feel overwhelmed works wonders to get you quiet again and feeling balanced.
Simple comes in handy even when it comes to eating well. Choose simple carbs like veggies and fruit instead of processed, complex (and not good for you) ones. You’ll notice a big difference in energy, weight, and even esteem.
Simple is best.
You don’t need to take on too much, or do too much, or think too much in order to gain momentum and make progress towards your goals. You just need to start. And starting with simple tasks is the way to having consistent motivation and progress.
Just ask yourself: what is the simplest thing I can do to keep me on track, help me feel undaunted and calm? How can I break what feels big and overwhelming into smaller, more manageable, simple parts?
Answer those questions. Choose one thing. Dive in. And repeat.
It’s as simple as that.