Wouldn’t it be great to free up your mind?
Reduce worry and anxiety?
Add peace and calm?
I think that is a goal we all aspire to!
What a monumental achievement it would be for us to let go of the things that no longer serve us well so that we can live with a bit more ease, every day.
It reminds me of that backpack analogy. We don’t realize how much extra weight we carry around. Rather than unpacking some of those heavy stones, we pile on more. Ugh!
We may fear removing some because they have been there so long and have become a part of us. We forget the part about letting go, convincing ourselves we should worry more about charging onwards and upwards.
Carrying all that weight is exhausting and ultimately self-defeating.
Wouldn’t it be great to get into the habit of unpacking to unburden?
I may have discovered a new approach. I have been slowly but surely unsubscribing from all sorts of stuff in my life.
For me, unsubscribing is unpacking to unburden.
Emails are just the tip of the iceberg!
I have discovered that it is not only the act of reduction, it is also the act of addition.
Watch this: Choosing to opt-out of something drives two results: we’ll have less of something we desire to have less of and we’ll have more of something we desire more of.
We’ll have more freedom when we are less burdened. Get it?
Those heavy rocks buried deep in our backpacks can be reduced or removed.
In essence, unsubscribing is an opportunity for us to rebalance towards contentment by letting go of that which no longer serves us.
Sign me up, right?
My INBOX is always overstuffed. The constant cascade of annoying and irrelevant emails add tonnage to my backpack.
Every email I unsubscribe from effectively reduces the quantity of distractions and clutter in my life. That’s a big win for this ADHD brain!
Simultaneously, I am increasing my ability to stay focused. I will feel better organized. Stressors go down. Happiness and productivity go up.
As an added bonus, unsubscribing changes time! I go from a net loss to a net gain.
If you’re one of those people that have ever wished to have more time in the day, your prayers are answered!
While living a lighter, less burdened life sure sounds like a lofty, wishful-thinking, nearly impossible state of being, I believe this ADHD idea might just lighten your load.
I have been consciously considering what else besides emails I have the power to unsubscribe from.
I have become more aware than ever of old habits and hangups that may not be the healthiest.
I challenge you, in your personal quest to lighten your load, to contemplate what habits or mindsets you can bring down that will help you rise up?
What heavy stones no longer serve you?
While I’d love to press the unsubscribe button from shame and regret, I will start by opting out of little thoughts and actions.
While I’d love to press the unsubscribe button to tame my negative self-talk, I will start by opting out of little reflexes that somehow convince me of being less-than.
While I’d love to press the unsubscribe button from overthinking, oversharing, overindulgence, I will start by opting out of little triggers that set me off.
In this ADHD coaching series on unsubscribing to unburden, I will give you many ideas to help unpack some of those heavy stones that have been piling up and stealing your peace and productivity.
Unsubscribing from all sorts of stuff will free up our my minds!
Starting today, let’s take a step towards rebalancing the see-saw of our lives, forever in our favor!
Opting-out is liberating.
Will you journey with me?