If you need a book to kick your life into gear, then I highly endorse Simplify Your Life. This book is very short, but worth every page. Sarah talks about a wide range of topics from having us pinpoint what our values are, to who we keep in our inner circle, to seeing ways you can enrich your life.
I thought I’d give you a sample of some of my own personal answers while reading this gem are:
Keep an envy journal – write down things you are envious of to figure out what you truly want in your life and what kind of person you wish to be.
Top 10 values: honesty, patience, authenticity, compassion, humor, justice, love, loyalty, spirituality, trustworthiness
Top 5 values: authenticity, trustworthiness, love, humor, stability
Top 5 strengths: love, humor, kindness, appreciation of beauty and excellence
My top 5 passions: writing, reading, Poland, photography, documentaries
Top 5 missing things: spiritual community, affection from family, exercise, balance, consistency
My 10 positive qualities:
patient, affectionate, considerate, loving, loyal, thoughtful, cheerful, trusting, helpful, polite
Family: mom, dad, brother, sister, bro-in-law, sis-in-law, nephews
Career: E, J, H, D, T, M, I, K, S, C, D, N, B, G
Well-being: 🌲☕️ 🛏🥞 📚💑 👭🌧 🤸♂️🏔💻📱🛁📬🧻🖊📓❤️🚭✝️
Personal development: too, many to list
Fun time: HG, JD, Mom, Dad
Spirituality: SP, BL
Top 5 Friends: JD, HK, BL, Owl, KM
Next 10 friends: HP, AR, AL, WildS, SP, CS, OW, SH, HG, E
Safety & security – I feel most safe at home.
Physical comfort – I am most comfortable in jeans or sweats and a comfortable t-shirt. I don’t like the weather too, hot, but I’m not a fan of snow. I crave being around trees.
Psychological impact – I do best in a nurturing, caring environment. I detest conflict. I don’t do well being micromanaged.
I received my complimentary digital copy of Simplify Your Life by Sarah O’Flaherty from NetGalley. The views expressed are my own. I definitely want to purchase a physical copy of this book so I can notate a bunch and reference it often. I will be checking out Sarah’s other helpful titles.