Whether a lovely creative comes to me for showbiz advice, astrological perspective, or anything in between, the main commonality is what they’re looking for: Bon, what should I be doing?
It can be “Bon, what should I be doing to get a great agent?” or “Bon, what should I be doing to weather my Saturn return?” or “Bon, what should I be doing to keep money flowing in while we’re on strike?” — the end of the question doesn’t matter as much as that constantly-repeated BEGINNING: What should I be doing?
What if the better question is What could I STOP doing?
We’re so quick to think we need to add things onto our list. Buy another book. Learn a new way to optimize something. Get told (or even scolded) about the DOING we haven’t been doing. Find out a hack, a shortcut, a secret that — once we start doing it — will fix whatever it is we think needs fixing. (Thanks, capitalism! Thanks, consumerism! Thanks, big pharma!)
Today, I’d like to ask you to consider what it is that you could STOP doing.
Consider not what you could ADD to your life to try and get things feeling better, but what you could REMOVE from it. What is it that depletes you? Could you stop doing that? Or as much of that?
It’s been a couple o’ years since I shared about writing on my whiteboard: “What does a life that I don’t have to recover from even look like?”
Gotta tell ya… the joy of identifying what has too heavy an energetic load and then choosing NOT to do whatever that is anymore is some of the yummiest medicine there is.
So I ask you:
What depletes you?
What’s got too heavy an energetic load?
And could you stop doing that?
Or do less of that?
Or take a break from that?
Here’s to living lives we don’t have to recover from! And to looking LESS for what we should start doing and MORE for what we could STOP doing.
Thanks for reading.