One of the things I have thought a lot about this year is what is really necessary.
What is REALLY necessary? Very little.
My experience in taking the time to consider this is that there are very few things that are necessary. Very few things that really matter. I found this most in noticing what I was allowing to occupy my mind and the words coming out of my mouth.
Saying less– in emails, conversations, texts is a real practice for me now. What is actually necessary to tell someone? How does it benefit them to hear it? Staying out of drama. Not talking about things that burden others. Not complaining about things- that means talking without intent to take action and change anything- versus processing while talking something through with a friend.
These are just some of the questions I have been asking myself and thoughts I have been thinking.
I have not been judging myself. It’s not helpful to do so. In the space that was created this year I was just able to widen my perspective.
Where is there excess in your life? Where would less serve you more?
What REALLY matters to you? Write it down. It’s just for you. If it matters to you, that is all that matters.