The things that matter

I was daydreaming a few weeks ago and I had this idea about what to do with all the thoughts whirling around in my mind.

Get a piece of paper.

Draw a line down the middle.

On one side write the title ‘things that matter.

On the other side write the title ‘things that don’t matter’

Write down the stuff on your mind into one of the 2 categories and then make a promise to yourself that you won’t allow the things that you know don’t matter to consume your time and energy.

For everything else on the other side, try and sort it out.

Maybe it’s bothering you that you haven’t spoken to a friend for a while so instead of just dwelling and probably making up a bunch of scenarios, just give them a call.

The point of the exercise is to be more practical with the things that are on your mind and to remind you that just because you keep thinking about something, it doesn’t make it important.

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