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Things to Stop Striving for

-balance. All this does is make me feel guilty when I don't spend an equal amount of time on ALL THE THINGS. Whether they are important or not. I'm giving up the idea of finding balance in my life and instead fully embracing my PRIORITIES. things that are important to me based on my values, morals, and principles. I spend my time, effort, and energy accordingly and I feel much better, my life runs more smoothly, and I am much happier because of it.
-Compromise. Early on someone told Matt and I that compromise isn't really the best way to resolve a conflict. Because neither side gets what they want and both people feel resentment because they gave up what they want to make the other person happy. It's a lose-lose. Instead,  I'm looking for a TEAM approach to problem solving. no winner or loser mentality. It should be about coming together to address a problem with a solution that works. Does this mean everyone gets what they want all the time?  No. But it hopefully m…