Okay, so we've heard that less is more. Yet why are we constantly filling out up lives with more things, more bills, more experiences, more stress, and more worry?
I picked up Cheryl Richardson's audio program entitled Finding Your Passion. One particular statement she said (which I'm paraphrasing) stood out. She said that you don't hear how people have improved their lives by adding things to it. Most people improve their lives by taking things away and by simplifying.
So, if that's the case, what can you get rid or? What activities drain you? What are you cramming you life with? It's so easy to just sign up for something else.
I found myself with some more free time and immediately felt the urge to look into some college classes that might interest me. Or I was thinking of taking martial arts, or perhaps squeeze yoga into my schedule. Why? Did I need something on top of my monthly gym membership? It wouldn't hurt. Did I need to take another college class when I'm learned a lot on my own from reading? It wouldn't hurt. But before I could blink, all of my time would be scheduled and I would feel myself pulled in way too many directions.
Right now I'm taking piano lessons, going to the gym, blogging, and will soon start college again. That's plenty. Would I like to do more? Sure. But there's only so much time in the day.
What should you do less of? What thing can you eliminate from you life that will provide you with more time, more balance, and more peace of mind?