One way to make life more enjoyable is to avoid activities (even STRESS) that are complete wastes of time. There are very simple practices that we can put in place to make this (more) possible.
Example: Where are my keys? We’ve all been there.
Seeing someone frantically searching THE ENTIRE HOUSE for their keys is hysterical. While they are going around in circles the best we can do is shake our head and ask “why, oh why, do they do that – TO THEMSELVES?!?” And, if they should observe our amusement they start throwing choice words at us, as if it is our fault…
What if there were only 3 places that we’d (normally) store our keys:
- In our pocket or purse (when away from home AND the car)
- In our car (can’t say ignition, as many cars no longer have a keyhole for that purpose)
- Hanging on the wall / fridge next to the front door
This is a simple (maybe dumb?) example, but you get the picture. This concept can be applied pretty much across the board. The result: freeing up time for more fun / productive activities and significantly reducing stress as we go about our day-to-day routines.
I know, I know, some may say: “Come on, why would I do these silly little things. I have more important uses of my time.” Do you?
Just remember this post next time you waste several minutes in a stress-induced frenzy as you try to locate your keys on the way out the door to an important appointment 🙂
Life can be so much simpler…That’s all I have to say about that…