Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? 

It’s a helpful idea to manage stress and time. It’s SUPER-helpful during the holidays, when lots of us need help remembering what’s important, managing resources, and improving how we get things done.

Here’s what it says, in a nutshell: 80 percent of the outcomes in life come from 20 percent of the causes.

Put another way, we get the most results from a fraction of our efforts.

Put another way, don’t run around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to do everything! It’s really not productive.

And I’m pointing this out during this hectic time of year because – well, because it’s so easy to get overwhelmed and stressed by the holidays that we DO end up running around like that unfortunate bird.

  • Because we accept as “URGENT” all those demands put on us by other people.
  • Because we have FOMO.
  • Because we don’t want to let people down.

So, take a moment… Breathe… And remember to focus your energy on the relatively few things that are going to bring you the most happiness.

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