For the second-guessers, the chronically hesitant, or anyone who suffers from decision fatigue, best-selling author and host Emily P. Freeman helps create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love. Because out of the thousands of decisions you make everyday, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. If you're in a season of transition, waiting, general fogginess or if you've ever searched "how to make a decision" on the internet, listen in.
173: How to Journal Using One Word
If you want to incorporate journaling into your daily rhythm but don’t know where to begin, here's how to use just one word to get started. Listen in.
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172: Make These 2 Lists Now
When you have a decision to make, the first place to start is not with a pro/con list. Instead, start with a Q+A list: questions and arrows. I’ll use an example from my own life so you can see how this simple next-right-thing practice can help you discern your way through complicated, nuanced decisions. Listen in.
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171: What to do When the World Opens Up
We've had a year of hearing about closings, shutdowns, and cancelations. We've become somewhat expert at navigating those last minute change of plans. But now that a new season is upon us and hope is creeping toward the door, maybe you're wondering why you still lack motivation and can't seem to get anything done? We've learned what to do when the world shuts down, but how are we supposed to move forward as it opens up again? Listen in.
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170: Try Softer with Aundi Kolber
As restrictions lift and the season changes, you might be facing more decisions now than you have all year. Instead of trying hard to move through decision fatigue, what if trying softer is your next right thing? I'm talking with author, counselor, and kind human Aundi Kolber. Listen in.
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169: Create Your 10 Minute Evening Routine
From dinner time to bedtime, evening can often feel like a mad dash to end the day. Instead of closing the day with intention, we have more of a hurry up and rest mindset. Rather than giving you guideposts to design your entire evening, I'll offer a framework to help you personalize a 10 minute evening routine to help you transition from the day into the evening that you can do anywhere, in any season, no matter where you are, who you’re with, or what’s gone wrong. Listen in.
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168: Is it Time to Dream Again?
Of all the things we lost in the last 12 months, one that has taken the longest for me to name is a sense of possibility. Maybe 2020 was the year the dreamers stopped dreaming. So much felt impossible for so long (and some things still do) — but a question is rising up in me and I wonder if it would be helpful for you too: is it time to begin to dream again? Here are three things to consider. Listen in.
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A compass for the soul
Emily brings an insightful, focused, and applicable message each week on this podcast that aids listeners in reflective and purposeful living. She wholeheartedly shares each week from her own life in her trademark gentle and comforting cadence. Emily has the ability to leave the listener with a thread to pull on that leads to an intentional pursuit of the next right thing. Such a fitting title for her podcast! She sets an inviting and welcoming table for listeners to “sit at with her” as she graciously unpacks a narrow topic that is digestible and inspiring.I look forward to my early Tuesday mornings with Emily and always get up from “her table” with an action point that stems from heartfelt understanding of her chosen topic that day. Her weekly episode has become one of the compasses for my soul as I mindfully start my day 🧭✨
This podcast is one of my very favorite things.
I have been listening to The Next Right Thing for four years. I have been reading Emily’s words for over a decade. For some reason, today was the day to leave my review. If I only listen to one podcast in my week- this is the one I choose. Emily doesn’t come with all the answers, instead, she comes with all the questions and space my soul needs. She is spiritual director and guide, therapist, friend and sister to her listeners. I feel like I’ve always known Emily, and I am so thankful she chose to share her gift of words with the world.
Gentle and Kind
Emily is quite simply one of the kindest, gentlest humans on the internet. I am so thankful for her wise and winsome words. This podcast is truly a soft spot to land.