Jun 14, 2018
Oftentimes, we find ourselves stretched thin, over-extended in everyday life. True to our human nature, we naturally try to find ways to be more efficient, sometimes taking shortcuts. Today, Summer and I discuss the positive and negative effects of taking the easy way around and how important it is to actually do the work when it's necessary, rather than delaying the inevitable.
Summer encourages us to"Take the extra two minutes and allocate your resources to do the job the right way the first time, save yourself the grief. The temporary solution is never going to be the resolution."
When checking things off the list, Sarah says, "I feel so great when I do those tiny little things, and in my head, I just don't think about them anymore. It's done, it's over. Once I've made a decision, it's the same thing. I don't want to have to touch it and do it twice. Let's just make the decision, if I need more time to research it, that's fine. But once I finally commit, unless there's really compelling reasons to back up, I just move on."
Moral of this story: either you put in the work on the front or you put in a lot more work on the back end. Remind yourself that you will ultimately save time, energy and mental stress. Taking shortcuts or only doing half the work, both of those things wear on us day to day and they steal our joy. And so, when you are struggling, remind yourself, put in the work and at the end you'll have more joy.
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