I have a new motto: “Will I remember six months from now?” I find myself using it a lot. Our world bombards us with choice. Options are good. I like variety, but many of the choices don’t matter a lick. That’s where my 6-month motto comes into play.
I was finding myself getting hung up on stupid stuff and wasting time on decisions that just don’t matter, having mild anxiety over meaningless problems. So now, when I feel stuck, I ask myself, “Will I even remember this in six months?” Almost always the answer is no. And then I just make a choice. Because I know it doesn’t matter.
It works in other capacities too. I’d forgotten some leftovers that I was really looking forward to at my Grandma’s house. My mom and Grandma felt bad that I’d forgotten them. My Grandma partly felt it was her fault for not reminding me. Life is hard enough. That mild guilt isn’t worth it. None […]