A common theme amongst my clients is complexity.
They have a lot, they do a lot, they want to do a lot, they help others do a lot, they accumulate a lot in order to do what they want.
They have rules about how they do things (or not do them), which complicates life. They can’t say no to others, which complicates life.
Do you insist that certain conditions be met before you take any action? Why? What do you gain? What do you lose? Are your rules helpful to you or unhelpful?
For example, do you insist on reading all the junk mail before you throw it in the recycling? Do you buy the latest issue of your favourite magazine despite not having read the last two yet? Do you insist on using a new towel each shower? Do you buy a new outfit whenever you have a special occasion to attend? Do you buy designer clothes for your 2yo tomboy? Do you entertain several nights a week? Do you volunteer for several committees? Do you only buy bread from a bakery 30 minutes’ drive away?
These are all examples of complexities that you impose upon yourself. They may or may not be helpful: that’s up to you to decide.
The more simple your life, the happier you’ll be. Trust me.
What complexities can you step away from today?