Solving Life’s Problems – The Combination Lock

Life seems hard sometimes. I say “seems” hard because…well, it doesn’t have to be. But it seems hard because we lack focus. Let me explain: there are many components to life. You’ve got people, money, and time, Those are the big three. The trifecta. It gets complicated because these three things get broken down so minutely. In people we have yourself, your family, your friends, coworkers, and others. Then these categories break down as well. Under yourself you have health (break this down into mental, physical, and social), happiness, (work, hobbies, etc), and growth (broken down into almost infinite categories).

It’s easy to see why people get overwhelmed by life; there are so many components! In our metaphor, these components are gears that control whether or not the combination lock is opened. I think this complexity is what leads people to stress. They try to focus on too many things at the same time, and there never seems to be enough time in the day to take care of it all.

So here’s a suggestion: back it all up to the overarching trifecta we talked about in the beginning to keep it simple. All of those gears and tumblers and confusing clicks, and there are just three numbers that solve it all. Once you understand that all things in your life boil down to just three, then divide up your time to work on those three things. Spend 33% on money (too many people spend more!), 33% on people, and 33% on…time? Yes, time. This 33% should be used to sleep and to relax. And it’s not a bad idea to think about how simple your life just got while you relax. Like I said in an earlier post, life should be fun. Don’t complicate it too much! – IRRATIONAL LIVING, LLC

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