Have you ever looked at a situation and said “That’s too complex for me?” Complexity seems easy to identify, and hard to address. While some situations need complexity, sometimes in the long run, keeping it simple has huge advantages.
This was a recent conversation that my wife and I had after addressing a major medical issue. The health scare started us talking about what’s important in our lives. We knew we had a lot on our plate. And as we addressed this health scare, we both agreed that we have created this complexity by not clearing out the ‘stuff’ that was making the situation more complicated than perhaps it needed to be. Hence, we were the culprits of our own complexity. Once we acknowledged this, we were able to really look at the situation and make changes that have moved us toward simplifying our lives.
Are we over this? Not by a long shot. We’re just starting, though it is apparent that by asking one question, “does this simplify our lives?”, we’re finding some answers to very complex issues.
Whether the situation is personal or professional, if it feels overwhelming or complicated, maybe taking a step back, breaking it down and taking a more simplistic approach might not only reduce stress, but also increase focus on what is truly important.
What areas of your life could use some simplification?
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