More of, Less of

Resolutions are just too black and white.

We either did. Or, we didn’t.

What feels right to me this year is a scale rather than an absolute.

Last week, I kicked off 2020 with a list of what I’ll do more of and what I’ll do less of.

I encourage you to try the more-of/ less-of exercise. It’s been mind-blowing how the more/less mantra has guided my choices since January 1. It’s aided my decision making and feels really good every time I say “yes” to one of the items in the more-of category and every time I say “no” to a less-of item.

To get you started, here’s what made my list this year.

More of:

  • Yoga
  • Stretching
  • Meditation (sharing one I’m LOVING)
  • Plant-based food
  • Listening
  • Playing with my son
  • God and spirituality
  • Reading
  • Space to think
  • Progress
  • Adventure
  • Writing
  • Calling friends
  • Human-centered design (the honey hole of Design Thinking and UX resources from Nielsen Norman Group)
  • Asking for help
  • Asking deeper questions
  • Executive and leadership coaching
  • Going to bed early
  • Cultivating my intuition
  • Focus on fitness
  • Walking on the ground / beach barefoot (this documentary will blow your mind. It makes sense when you think about it and is worth trying)

Less of:

  • Wine
  • Perfection
  • Being spread too thin
  • Being unfocused
  • Focus on weight

Let this be the year of letting our “More-of’s” guide our steps (and those steps will be with bare feet if you’re with me on the last bullet of the more-ofs. And, I trust that it will be one of our best years so far.

Photo credit: Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

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