February 21, 2018

The Only Two Lists We Need

Wednesday Words of Wisdom: 02.21.18

Words of Wisdom

I was in yoga a couple weeks ago, and the instructor read this quote at both the beginning and end of the 75 minute class.

And I thought about it practically the entire time. It was just one of those quotes that truly resonated with me.

Don’t you love when that happens?

Something I’m constantly trying to do (operative word being trying) is to take inventory of my life. It’s so important to bring more things into your life that make you feel good and lift you up, and it’s even better to do away with those things that really bring you down and don’t make you feel good at all.

I feel it’s important to do an “inventory exercise” quite often.

If you think hard about what matters to you, and I mean really think about it – maybe even write it down – you’ll likely either notice a pattern and/or you’ll see just how content it makes you feel even just thinking about those things that truly matter to you.

And if you think about how you spend your time, it’s interesting to see if how you’re spending your time is with the things and people that matter to you or the complete opposite, or maybe you’re somewhere in the middle.


What we need are two lists. On the left side: this is what matters to me. On the right side: this is how I spend my time. In the middle, one resolution: to make the right side align with the left.

- Ellen Goodman

We only have a finite amount of time each day and in this life, and it’s so truly important to spend your time in a way that makes you feel happy and fulfilled and complete.

Making sure what matters to you and how you spend your time align could be one of the most important things you do.

Everyone deserves to live the happiest life they possibly can, and being in alignment in your life has a huge impact on that.

So, make 2018 the year you make those two lists, and find the alignment you so deserve.

One more thing

Don’t forget you can download a free printable of this quote here. Have a great day!


Lettering by Amy Tangerine

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