Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you heard about The Pick Three Method? It’s an approach to balance that promises to make our day to day life less stressful
When Randi Zuckerberg, the former Director of Market Development and spokesperson for Facebook, shares some advice on how best to juggle everything modern life throws at us we sit up and listen. Her new book Pick Three You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) is based on the principle with which she’s changed her life. The Pick Three Method.
What does it involve?
We all feel over whelmed. Trying to manage career, family, friends, fitness and down time can be exhausting. Which is where The Pick Three Method comes in.
Zuckerberg breaks life up into five sections: work, sleep, family, friends and exercise and suggests that each day instead of trying to do all five, we pick three. And we do them well.
What’s the theory behind it?
In a nutshell, the theory is that we can do everything, but we can’t do everything well. So, instead of trying to tick everything off your list, reduce your list and tick off less things in a better way.
Zuckerberg says: “While I have no doubt that every once in a while, for a day or two, you can manage to hit all five of these, it’s really not sustainable in the long run. If you try to accomplish all five things WELL (keyword: well), you’re headed for complete and utter burnout. You’re not going to grand-slam all five at a high- functioning level.
“Sure, it’s humanly possible to touch upon your family, your friends, your work, your sleep, and your fitness every day. But doing all five things – even just for a day – means you’re probably not doing any of them with any real depth. We’ve been taught that imbalance is a dirty word, but I think it’s actually the key to success and happiness.”
What do you think? Is trying to do less the key to a less stressful life?