A big life question for your Monday.
I’m reading Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown, and he mentions this quote early on in the book. I’m not sure I have the answer yet, but the question helps me to keep trying to focus more on what’s important and less on what isn’t.
Lately, I’ve been worrying less about by BIG PURPOSE and more about how I spend my quick, quiet moments. Sometimes it feels like there are just too many mindless distractions that are interfering with my life. When I’m tired and bored and worn down, I feel weak to these distractions. I don’t want the sum of the me-time of my years to be filled with screen scrolling and bad netflix.
We’re trying to go phoneless all the time at home now (we plug them in when we walk in the door and ignore them), and we’re going screenless/tv-less/podcast-less four nights a week. It’s amazing what a challenge this second one has been, but it’s also amazing how much more we’re talking and reading and really being present.
I want to keep learning with my one wild and precious life. Like really actually learning new substantive things about the world (not new things about other people’s lives).
I think the first step is trying to quiet all the noise.