We all have things that we need to focus on every day. Going to work, paying bills, taking care of our kids, to name a few.

But we need to remember … if we don’t take care of ourselves, we won’t be able to fulfill those vital responsibilities for very long.

And so when I’ve worked with clients who seemed overwhelmed or truly had a lot on their plate, my best piece of advice has always been…

‘Focus on 1 thing.’

Basically, when everything is going a million miles per hour around you, it’s pretty easy to look up at the end of the day and see that you’re no closer to being happier or healthier than you were when the day started.

So rather than try to do a bunch of different things to improve, focus on ONE thing that will move you closer to your goals.

What do I mean?

  • – Learn something new that you can apply
  • – Apply something new that you have learned
  • – Drink more water
  • – Go to sleep an hour earlier
  • – Move meaningfully and with a purpose for 20 minutes
  • – Make each meal a little bit better … swap out starches for an extra serving of veggies, for example

Even if the improvement is small, the power of this approach is big.

There is a compounding effect. Small successes build confidence, shape habits and set you up for bigger wins down the road.

So if you ever get overwhelmed with all there is to do (I know I do), then this is where I would start.

Focus on ONE thing at a time.