No this isn’t a dig at your love life.
KISS is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.
We can learn alot from the navy seals and how they operate.
Every decision you make requires brain power.
Every task you complete requires motivation.
Every decision and task requires your time.
The more decisions and tasks that you have to complete, the harder your brain will perceive it.
The harder you think it is, the less likely you will be MOTIVATED to do it.
Do you fluff around in the morning, packing your gym gear, making breakfast while trying to do 5 different things at once?
Chances are you sometimes don’t finish everything you wanted to do and things like the gym get put in the ‘too hard’ basket.
Do you come home from work every day and think about what to eat before giving up and getting the wrong food?
This is where the KISS principle comes in.
Reduce the amount of decisions you need to make every day. Batch your tasks.
- Instead of packing your gym gear in the morning, get it done the night before so you’re ready to run out the door in the morning.
- Set up a meal plan so you don’t have to think about what to eat each night.
- Prepare Overnight Oats or another meal the night before so you can grab breakfast and run.
- Meal prep once a week and store the meals in the fridge so you can cook less frequently.
- Decide your outfits for the week on Sunday so you’re not making a decision each day on what to wear.
The list goes on. You can simplify your life in many ways and this is just the beginning.
Remember, we only have a certain amount of motivation in the pot when we wake up each morning.
If you stress yourself out by doing everything on the run, you have nothing left in the pot by the time the day is done.
I challenge you to now ask yourself… how can I simplify my life? What decisions do I make on a daily basis that could be reduced?