When you care about the things that matter and not the millions of things in the universe that will suck your energy/time/money/sanity, you live a different life. Nothing made me happier than realizing this when I recently turned down a consulting project that would've made me stressed, unhappy, and overworked. I mulled over it for hours (and talked my poor husband to death about it), and I still felt uncertain about my choice.
Then one bright and sunny weekday afternoon, my dog and I went for a spontaneous walk. We strolled through the park then sat outside at a café where I ordered a glass of rosé. It wasn’t even 4 p.m.
Sitting there with my dog, my wine, and my free afternoon felt blissful, even naughty. “Is this why I turned down that job?” I asked myself, looking at my dog snoozing contently in the sun. Yes. Yes, it was. I love caring less.
Susie Moore is Greatist’s life coach columnist and a confidence coach in New York City. for her Side Hustle Prep School and check back every Tuesday for her latest No Regrets column!
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