Simplicity. It's a pretty cool word isn't it? That word has been on my mind a lot lately.
The biggest reason the word is top of mind with me is because we sold our house. I am really wishing I had embraced simplicity earlier in my life. We have been in this house almost 10 years, so the amount of junk is pretty substantial.
I found some floppy disks from when I was in grad school. What am I doing with these? There is no computer in my house that can use them. It was good for confusing people younger than 30 years old though.
Another reason is a book I am reading now told the history of the word priority. It was never meant to be plural. Have you ever thought about your top priorities? Most of us have.
The original meaning was- the very first thing. If you had to simplify everything in your life down to one priority what would it be?
The third reason simplicity keeps popping up is the interview I did with my friend Arky Shea yesterday. Arky is a sports radio producer, comedian, all around good dude who also hosts his own podcast.
We were talking on his show yesterday and Arky confided with me (and what I am sure are the billions of people who listen to his podcast) that he needs to lose over 100 pounds. He is getting married in 6 months and it is sinking in that this wedding pictures will be around forever.
His struggles are very similar to ones I hear a lot. There is so much information out there about diet and exercise that people get paralyzed!
How many calories do I need? Is Paleo for me? How many times a week do I need to workout? Are eggs good or bad? Should I lift weights or do cardio?
We talked about a lot of things, but my one piece of advice you would be the same thing I want to share with you. What is one thing you can start today and make a habit the easiest?
That's it. When that becomes a habit, pick out your next thing. Don't get overthink things, avoid getting overwhelmed, and keep taking a long term approach.
When you commit to a lifestyle change, you are committing to a life long journey of improvement. When you commit to sacrificing short results with long term gains, you are setting yourself up for failure.
What can you start doing today that will become your next healthy habit?
PS-I will send you a link to listen to the full podcast on Wednesday.
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