The Simple List for Getting More Out of Life

Quit Letting The Outside Noise F%#! Up Your Inner Calm

  1. Reduce your social media consumption. And quit checking your email every 10 minutes.
  2. Turn off the alerts on your phone.
  3. Quit being a to-do list junkie.
  4. Tell other people no. Poor planning on their part does not constitute an emergency on your part. (Same goes for “poor emotional regulation”, “poor life choices”, or “poor coping mechanisms”).
  5. You’ve got your shit. They’ve got their shit. It’s unsanitary to cross-contaminate.

Don’t Let Boredom or Discomfort Drive You to Drama

  1. Get some hobbies.
  2. Re-learn the art of play. The joy of creativity. The peace that comes from doing things just for the hell of it.
  3. Real Talk: You say you hate stress and wish it’d go away, but something deep inside you feels a bit lost if it’s not the guiding force in your life. Spend some time reflecting on that nugget of wisdom.
  4. It’s uncomfortable when things are quiet. But you’ve got to quit running from it. Because if you don’t? You’ll find yourself running towards noise.

Be Kind To Yourself

  1. You’re not meant to do it all. So stop it.
  2. Your worth as a human being is not contingent on your output. You are enough just the way you are, and always remember that.
  3. When you start feeling overwhelmed, don’t let your inner critic tell you mean or hopeless things. And when it does, gently remind it that you’re doing your best.
  4. Be kind to others. They’re doing their best, too.

Get Your Priorities Straight

  1. What do you want to be about in this world? Get clear on what matters to you.
  2. Let your actions be in service of your values.
  3. Spending your day putting out small fires doesn't make you a hero.
  4. You make the world a better place when you honor your best, most-truest self.
  5. Do what matters. Not what pacifies.