Letting Go, the Wisdom of Simplicity, and Your Time

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Simplicity and your time…

Simplicity is a value that we often neglect in our focus on getting things done.

Indeed, strategic letting go is a key time skill to cultivate.

But more often than not, our inclination is to try to do more. Most time management tools and tips have you aiming for amped-up efficiency and increased productivity.

These aren’t bad things, per se, but too often we pursue them at the expense of exploring what simplicity has to offer.

Does it feel like a risk?

Letting go can certainly feel like a scary thing when you first start thinking about it. Why?

Well, for many, control feels like safety. So, the more things we feel we have control of, the more secure we feel.

And yet that holding on actually creates a kind of clutter. If you aren’t letting go of anything, you quickly overwhelm yourself.

Consider your breathing. There’s nothing more basic than that. And each out-breath is a letting go. Without that fundamental letting go, you would die.

So letting go is pretty key to survival. It creates space for what comes next. And so long as we’re alive, there is always a next.

The Wisdom of Simplicity

So, here’s a quote about letting go from Lin Yutang that I just love. It speaks to the value, and the power, of winnowing out what’s not important.

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom
of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

This isn’t a simple process. It involves attention and, quite often, the courage to let yourself feel a level of loss. After all, what you’re letting go of is likely something you did think was important at one time.

Acknowledging and honoring these losses deepens your process of letting go and allows you to be truly less encumbered as you move forward.

So, ask yourself…

What is not essential in your life today?

What task on your to-do list will you eliminate right now?

Your choice creates space for your heart-connected priorities. It paves the path to a new kind of freedom.

Are you ready to get started?

Here’s some help…

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