I Want To DO Less . . . And BE More February 17, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
One of the best tricks I’ve found to discern whether I’m on the right path for me is to envision this as the last year of my life ~ to question whether I would regret spending the next 12 months engaged in similar endeavors.
At this point, I’m happy with the flow of my days and nights, but in earlier years this simple exercise inspired big changes:
In 1997, it led to my decision to leave the practice of law, take a sabbatical, and re-enter the work force as the director of a Crisis Intervention Team, assisting victims of domestic violence to evaluate options.
In 1999, it encouraged us to shed possessions, down-size, and move out of New Jersey to a home on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay ~ still close enough to visit family while being far enough away to live our own quiet lives.
In 2008, it freed us to leave winters behind for good and move to Florida.
Aah . . . that’s better!
What would you do if your “final curtain call” lay around the next bend?