Opinion

Apply the 80/20 rule for better peace of mind

Change the way you think and you will start to feel better. Let go of needless worry, be open to solutions and enjoy a healthier, happier life.
Change the way you think and you will start to feel better. Let go of needless worry, be open to solutions and enjoy a healthier, happier life.

I WANT to share with you, a simple, yet effective "rule" that has helped me de-stress and stay on track in different areas of my life.

Some years ago, I heard someone say that we wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time.

I have found that using the 80/20 rule in other areas can lead to a happier, healthier life.

Whether it's our work, our relationships money, retirement or whatever else, it's how we handle things that can influence the quality of our lives.

This led me to including this analogy in my seminar presentations over the years and has proven effective in showing people how to deal with issues in their lives in a more positive way so that they can resolve problems and reduce stress.

If we are spending 80% of the time worrying about what's not working in our lives, worrying about not having enough money for their retirement and only feeling okay about 20% of the time, then this will affect your health.

So the plan is to reverse that ratio and aim for feeling good about your life. Research ius finding that nearly 80% of our health problems are caused by ongoing stress and worrying, negative thinking.

So if you want to stay healthy, start focussing more on the good in your everyday life, reduce your worrying thoughts about work, relationships and money issues. What is wealth without good health?

Another thing to do, is to look for solutions to pressing problems, seek advice if you need to and make changes that will lead to a more positive life 80% of the time, rather than the other way around.

The 80/20 rule is all to do with your own mind-set.

Change the way you think and you will start to feel better. Let go of needless worry, be open to solutions and enjoy a healthier, happier life.

If you have found this topic helpful, you might enjoy some of my other articles on my website www.plansretirement. com.au/articles

Topics:  eva bennett general-seniors-news mental health wellbeing


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