MVP: Making small changes can be enough to make situations better.
My backpack is always packed and ready to go! Having everything assembled in one place makes it easy to commit to an overnighter in the woods, even at the last minute.
Except, everything is not assembled in one place.
My pack is in a closet downstairs. My clothes are (mostly) in a closet in my den. My hat and gloves are in a drawer in the entryway. And I do not have any meals pre-packed.
In reality, there are many points of friction – small things that make achieving the big thing more difficult.
Decreasing friction is something that can be done incrementally. I don’t need to redo all my closets.
If I just put my clothes in the same closet as my pack, there would be less friction.
If I kept one day’s worth of meals bagged and ready, there would be less friction.
Either one of those changes might be enough to get me outside more.
Today’s intention: Be mindful of friction – of the small things that make it more difficult to do something you want or need to do. Instead of trying to fix everything, consider just tweaking one small thing.