I admit it, I’m a quitter.
I give up on things all the time.
And here’s the best part: it feels soooo good!
I want to spread the word that it’s possible to gain so much by giving up.
There is a worldwide epidemic of people taking on too much!
- Too many responsibilities and projects at work and at home
- Too many possessions and knick knacks
- Too many judgments about yourself and others
- Too many bad habits and behaviors
Our lives have been supersized and stuffed…and that’s not a good thing.
Do you ever wonder how previous generations survived without having so many obligations and distractions?
Somehow, they were OK without buying a new electronic gizmo that becomes obsolete in 6 months. They were fine without filling their days with appointments, get-togethers, and “busy-ness” from morning to night. They seemed satisfied with fresh ingredients in their meals and rarely ate overly processed food from a box.
The problem is we feel like we’re missing out if we don’t “keep up with the Joneses.”
Can we really be happier without adding more and more to our lives?
It might sound strange at first, but by giving up some things in your life, you’ll be opening yourself up to better things like more time and more relaxation. Oh, and don’t forget more money!
Take a good look at everything going on in your life: obligations with family and friends, clubs and activities you participate in, the items in your home, the food you eat.
Consider eliminating some of the mental, physical, and spiritual clutter from your life.
- Is there an activity you’d like to quit so you can have that time back?
- Would you be more content with fewer items crowding your bookcase and coffee table?
- Is there a friendship you’d like to give up on because it doesn’t fill you with happiness anymore?
- Did you start a hobby thinking that you’d like it, but now it’s just a burden?
There can be some big gains when you give up including more time, energy, peace of mind, and calmness.
Of course, I don’t recommend giving up on things that are truly important and meaningful like your marriage, supportive friendships, or your dream and goals. Some things are worth the effort.
Have you given up or quit on something? How did it feel?
In the comments below, let me know one thing you want to give up and what you’ll gain in return.
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