February 05, 2021

Addition by Subtraction

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A simple way to get more out of each day is to eliminate distractions. Here are a couple of suggestions.

  1. Watch one less hour of Netflix, YouTube, or whatever it is you watch.
  2. Read less online. Don’t go down the rabbit hole and spend hours reading clickbait.
  3. Stop checking email all day. At the very least, put your phone on silent for a couple of hours each evening.
  4. Skip optional events. Stop worrying about missing out.

Sometimes, to add good things, you need to subtract some unimportant ones first.