Not long after I learned about the 80/20 Rule or Pareto’s Principle...I applied it immediately! The easiest way to apply this principle in life is to look at the things that you do daily that influence your happiness and productivity. The 80/20 principle says that in almost any area, 20 percent of the input or effort produces 80 percent of the output or reward.
How often do people spend their day in a negative headspace (complaining, comparing, gossiping, being upset or zapping your emotional energy away)?
The theory is that 80 per cent of the effects are created by 20 percent of the causes. By cutting the non-essential and the things that generate little value, you declutter your mind, space and time! Just think about what 20 percent of activities in your life produce 80 percent of your happiness, and try to find ways to spend more time to engaged in them.
Putting 80/20 Into Action:
Step 1: Identify your 80/20 goals or values. Be constantly intentional with how and where you spend your time.
Step. 2: Identify these activities and focus on them instead of worrying about non-essential or time-wasting activities. T
Step. 3. By being mindful and committed on the 20% actions that give you 80% of your results.
20 percent of my habits create 80 percent of my values. These are meditation, going on hikes, reading, eating healthy, exercising, family and committed to learning and growing. (Health & Wellness, State of Being and Mindset.)
Which 20% of your daily tasks create the most value and happiness? Can you reduce the 80% that do not give you much in return?