Eliminate needless complexity.
Where are you making things too complicated?
I tend to overcomplicate things. If I need to track one habit, I’ll want to track three. If three steps complete a task, I may add two extra steps. I tend to add too much detail and make my routines too complex. Do I really need to keep three different kinds of plant milk on hand? Probably not.
I bet some of you share this tendency. Where do you duplicate your efforts? Are there tasks you can combine or eliminate? Is there a more straightforward way to do something or an easier equivalent you can switch to? Sometimes good enough really is good enough. Reducing unnecessary complexity leaves you more time, energy, or space for what’s most important to you.
This week, I challenge you to streamline one overly complicated thing in your life. You could simplify the way you track your budget, switch your to-do list from an app to pen and paper (or vice versa), or tackle a household chore in an easier way -- there are so many possibilities. Find one item to eliminate or simplify; your future self will thank you.
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