Do you know the feeling of being overwhelmed by all the work and tasks you have to do today? There are times where I manage all this very good and then there are times where I struggle a lot with “getting everything done”. But when I really think about what is important, what needs to be finished today it’s usually very little. If I need to choose two things to finish on a day, it’s doable. The problem is we constantly add more tasks all the time during the day.
We say yes to invitations and commitments, we answer as many emails and messages as we can, we join courses and groups, buy books and take on new hobbies, get involved in new relationships and buy more stuff.—Leo Babauta
I want to get better at learning how to live a simpler life. A life with more purpose, with clear priorities and calmer days that don’t mix up topics as much as they do nowadays.
You can’t act on your desires alone. You have to contemplate the details of what needs to be removed and what needs to be cultivated.—Chogyam Trungpa
We need to decide what to remove from our life, and we need to cultivate the things that we love. Cultivating things works by making them the number one priority for a dedicated time. I’ll try to adopt this and get better not struggling with “getting everything done”.