It might run contrary to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, but I do increasingly think that only a couple of things matter – health and family – however defined by you, come to mind.
I haven’t blogged much lately because of other priorities. I’ve been walking most mornings and evening for exercise. I blogged about one walk recently through Cornwall Park.
The benefits of walking are well known and it’s helped me in many way: working more effectively, thinking time, physical health and clothes fitting better!
Add good relationships with those that mean something to you – feels healthy and contented.
I might be overlooking Maslow in this simplistic interpretation of what’s important, which starts with physical needs (health, food) and safety, followed by belonging, esteem and self-actualisation.
My two “what matters” aren’t that high up the Hierarchy – in fact, health is a the bottom. It could be that I’ve got a fair way up Maslow’s needs and I’m heading down again.
It’s part of making life simple – walking, selling excess “things”, focussing on people that matter.
A simple life, clear, clean and focussed.
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Nice! I enjoyed this.
Here’s a good blog post I read today which attacks this problem from a different angle: https://jamesclear.com/four-burners-theory
It’s the idea that you can basically focus attention to one or two big ‘buckets’ in your life to the detriment of the others. And that’s ok! ________________________________