How to Have Perspective When You’re Lost In the Chaos of Life

Simple Takeaway:

When you feel like life is spinning in all different directions, picture your funeral. What is it you want your spouse, your kids, your grandkids, and your friends to say about your life? Write that down. That is all that matters. Now zoom back into your life and separate the urgent from the important. It’ll bring your stress levels wayyy down.

One of the most effective ways to find perspective is to think about your eulogy.

What do you want your legacy to be? What do you want your life to stand for?

Whatever it is you hope will be said at the end of your life – that’s what’s important. That’s your vision.

If what you’re stressed about right now doesn’t contribute significantly to that end, then it isn’t that important.

Do you want to be the person who was absent, stressed, or irritable all the time? Of course not.

Keep that in mind next time you’re making decisions about what to invest your time in.

There will be times of imbalance.

When you’re learning a new skill or working on a project that will make an impact, you’re going to get out of balance.

But you have to bring yourself back in. And perspective is the gift that brings you back in.

Plan your day in priority order. Schedule your time around what you decide is most important based on perspective and vision.

And if everything else doesn’t get done, then it doesn’t get done. And you’ll be just fine without it.