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The Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman

The Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman

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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.

Latest Episodes

145: When You're Afraid: Start With Your Senses

Fear can be our friend because it helps us to survive by telling us to avoid dangerous things. But when fear works too hard, it's easy to lose our context. We can become hyper-focused on certain cues while ignoring other ones. When fear starts to work overtime, it can help to engage in this simple practice to bring us back to center again. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Uncover personal stories aboutyour past at ancestry.com Rachel Pearl VanEtten's website Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

14 min6 d ago
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145: When You're Afraid: Start With Your Senses

144: When You’re Feeling Stuck: Start With Your Senses

Questions of timing, next steps, and which path to take can consume our thoughts, causing us to be distracted, lose sleep, or make a decision in haste just to have it behind us. That’s because unmade decisions hold power. If you find yourself stuck in the decision-making process, it could help to re-engage in the world around you in ways that have nothing to do with the decision. Maybe it’s time to get out of your head and into your body. Links + Resources From This Episode: Explore your creativity with 2 free months of Skillshare premium membership. Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity by Leo Widrich for Buffer Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist Hope*writers is open for enrollment! Learn more or take our 30-second quiz Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

14 min1 w ago
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144: When You’re Feeling Stuck: Start With Your Senses

143: At Home: Start With Your Senses (with Myquillyn Smith)

In an attempt to disrupt the cycle of overthinking and get out of my own head, I'm working to pay attention to my body, namely my five senses. This is not my most natural way. If you can relate, I hope that intentionally seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, and hearing might prove to be a grounding practice as we consider our next right thing in several areas of our lives. Today I'm glad to have my sister, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), join me for a conversation about how to start with our senses at home. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Uncover personal stories aboutyour past at ancestry.com Episode 141: Redo Your Morning Routine Welcome Home by Myquillyn Smith Myquillyn's Autumn playlist Emily's Autumn playlist Myquillyn's website, The Nester Atomic Habits by James Clear Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

33 min2 w ago
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143: At Home: Start With Your Senses (with Myquillyn Smith)

142: Start With Your Senses

If you have decisions to make but feel like you’re just circling around the same thoughts, fears, ideas, and possibilities in your head but can’t find an out to take action, I want to invite you to journey with me over the course of the next several episodes toward discovering better decision-making habits by engaging our bodies, particularly our five senses. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Get 30% off your first KiwiCo crate Episode 141: Redo Your Morning Routine My conversation with Susan Stabile on The Enneagram Journey Embracing The Body by Tara Owens Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

9 min3 w ago
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142: Start With Your Senses

141: Redo Your Morning Routine

Sometimes we create routines and other times, we have to break them down. Today's episode is an encouragement for anyone who feels stuck because the routines you had before aren't working anymore. Solidarity, sister. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Uncover personal stories about your past at ancestry.com Episode 76: Create a Simple Morning Routine Episode 90: Start with This Simple Rhythm Episode 140: Do the Opposite Shannan Martin's Instagram account Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

10 minAUG 25
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141: Redo Your Morning Routine

140: Do The Opposite

In the fifth season of Seinfeld, Jerry's friendGeorge Costanza decided to do the opposite of his instincts and as a result, he had the best day of his life. Ignoring your instincts may not be good advice, but there's still something to learn from doing the opposite. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Listeners of The Next Right Thing can get 2 free months of Skillshare premium membership here. Get The Between Places journal for 15% off with code NEXTRIGHTTHING here Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

12 minAUG 18
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140: Do The Opposite

139: Decide Once (with Kendra Adachi)

I have invited one of my best friends in the world, author Kendra Adachi, to sit down and talk with us about simplifying our choices by deciding once (when we can) and remembering that we are the boss of our decisions and not the other way around. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Get 30% off your first month and free shipping at Kiwico here. The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi Find Kendra on Instagram or online Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download transcript

30 minAUG 11
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139: Decide Once (with Kendra Adachi)

138: Leave It Behind

When it comes to the decisions we have to make, the choices we carry and the many potential roads we could walk down, its important to remember that we don’t face these decisions neutrally or at zero every time.Like a good novelist begins her story with the story already happening, that’s how we arrive at every decision we make. And that means we're carrying some things we may need to leave behind. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Episode 137: Remember What You Know Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) The Lazy Genius Wayby Kendra Adachi (Details about preorder bonuses here). Email me here with questions you may have for Kendra The Sacrament of Letting Go by Macrina Wiederkehr Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

13 minAUG 4
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138: Leave It Behind

137: Remember What You Know

From the scientists to the school board, no one really knows for sure what the next best step is in the midst of this continuing coronavirus epidemic — and those who thought they knew for sure before keep changing their minds. We have to make decisionswithout all the facts, with a rapidly changing landscape of advice, and with fewer certainties we’ve come to rely upon.Nowmore than ever it’sessential to rememberwhat we already know and practice doing just the nextrightthing. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Today's episode is sponsored by Ancestry.com. The Next Right Thing listeners can get their AncestryDNA kit and free trial here. Episode 33: Gather Co-Listeners Psalm 23 (MSG) Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

12 minJUL 28
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137: Remember What You Know

136: Decision-Making for Slow Processors

Today’s episode is inspired by a few comments I received after I shared on Instagram that I am a slow processor.Several of you raised your hand and said you are slow processors too and it’s good to hear from someone like me who continues to put content out weekly and seems to be a functioning human adult person but that I too am someone who thinks slow. Is there room for slow processing in this fast moving world? How can we make thoughtful decisions when everything moves so fast? Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: The Next Right Thing listeners can get 2 free months of Skillshare! Details here. 10 Things To Tell You: Has The Internet Ever Changed Your Mind? Episode 60: Start Before You're Ready Essentialism by Greg McKewon Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

15 minJUL 21
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136: Decision-Making for Slow Processors

Latest Episodes

145: When You're Afraid: Start With Your Senses

Fear can be our friend because it helps us to survive by telling us to avoid dangerous things. But when fear works too hard, it's easy to lose our context. We can become hyper-focused on certain cues while ignoring other ones. When fear starts to work overtime, it can help to engage in this simple practice to bring us back to center again. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Uncover personal stories aboutyour past at ancestry.com Rachel Pearl VanEtten's website Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

14 min6 d ago
Comments
145: When You're Afraid: Start With Your Senses

144: When You’re Feeling Stuck: Start With Your Senses

Questions of timing, next steps, and which path to take can consume our thoughts, causing us to be distracted, lose sleep, or make a decision in haste just to have it behind us. That’s because unmade decisions hold power. If you find yourself stuck in the decision-making process, it could help to re-engage in the world around you in ways that have nothing to do with the decision. Maybe it’s time to get out of your head and into your body. Links + Resources From This Episode: Explore your creativity with 2 free months of Skillshare premium membership. Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity by Leo Widrich for Buffer Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist Hope*writers is open for enrollment! Learn more or take our 30-second quiz Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

14 min1 w ago
Comments
144: When You’re Feeling Stuck: Start With Your Senses

143: At Home: Start With Your Senses (with Myquillyn Smith)

In an attempt to disrupt the cycle of overthinking and get out of my own head, I'm working to pay attention to my body, namely my five senses. This is not my most natural way. If you can relate, I hope that intentionally seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, and hearing might prove to be a grounding practice as we consider our next right thing in several areas of our lives. Today I'm glad to have my sister, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), join me for a conversation about how to start with our senses at home. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Uncover personal stories aboutyour past at ancestry.com Episode 141: Redo Your Morning Routine Welcome Home by Myquillyn Smith Myquillyn's Autumn playlist Emily's Autumn playlist Myquillyn's website, The Nester Atomic Habits by James Clear Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

33 min2 w ago
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143: At Home: Start With Your Senses (with Myquillyn Smith)

142: Start With Your Senses

If you have decisions to make but feel like you’re just circling around the same thoughts, fears, ideas, and possibilities in your head but can’t find an out to take action, I want to invite you to journey with me over the course of the next several episodes toward discovering better decision-making habits by engaging our bodies, particularly our five senses. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Get 30% off your first KiwiCo crate Episode 141: Redo Your Morning Routine My conversation with Susan Stabile on The Enneagram Journey Embracing The Body by Tara Owens Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

9 min3 w ago
Comments
142: Start With Your Senses

141: Redo Your Morning Routine

Sometimes we create routines and other times, we have to break them down. Today's episode is an encouragement for anyone who feels stuck because the routines you had before aren't working anymore. Solidarity, sister. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Uncover personal stories about your past at ancestry.com Episode 76: Create a Simple Morning Routine Episode 90: Start with This Simple Rhythm Episode 140: Do the Opposite Shannan Martin's Instagram account Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

10 minAUG 25
Comments
141: Redo Your Morning Routine

140: Do The Opposite

In the fifth season of Seinfeld, Jerry's friendGeorge Costanza decided to do the opposite of his instincts and as a result, he had the best day of his life. Ignoring your instincts may not be good advice, but there's still something to learn from doing the opposite. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Listeners of The Next Right Thing can get 2 free months of Skillshare premium membership here. Get The Between Places journal for 15% off with code NEXTRIGHTTHING here Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

12 minAUG 18
Comments
140: Do The Opposite

139: Decide Once (with Kendra Adachi)

I have invited one of my best friends in the world, author Kendra Adachi, to sit down and talk with us about simplifying our choices by deciding once (when we can) and remembering that we are the boss of our decisions and not the other way around. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Get 30% off your first month and free shipping at Kiwico here. The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi Find Kendra on Instagram or online Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download transcript

30 minAUG 11
Comments
139: Decide Once (with Kendra Adachi)

138: Leave It Behind

When it comes to the decisions we have to make, the choices we carry and the many potential roads we could walk down, its important to remember that we don’t face these decisions neutrally or at zero every time.Like a good novelist begins her story with the story already happening, that’s how we arrive at every decision we make. And that means we're carrying some things we may need to leave behind. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Episode 137: Remember What You Know Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) The Lazy Genius Wayby Kendra Adachi (Details about preorder bonuses here). Email me here with questions you may have for Kendra The Sacrament of Letting Go by Macrina Wiederkehr Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

13 minAUG 4
Comments
138: Leave It Behind

137: Remember What You Know

From the scientists to the school board, no one really knows for sure what the next best step is in the midst of this continuing coronavirus epidemic — and those who thought they knew for sure before keep changing their minds. We have to make decisionswithout all the facts, with a rapidly changing landscape of advice, and with fewer certainties we’ve come to rely upon.Nowmore than ever it’sessential to rememberwhat we already know and practice doing just the nextrightthing. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: Today's episode is sponsored by Ancestry.com. The Next Right Thing listeners can get their AncestryDNA kit and free trial here. Episode 33: Gather Co-Listeners Psalm 23 (MSG) Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

12 minJUL 28
Comments
137: Remember What You Know

136: Decision-Making for Slow Processors

Today’s episode is inspired by a few comments I received after I shared on Instagram that I am a slow processor.Several of you raised your hand and said you are slow processors too and it’s good to hear from someone like me who continues to put content out weekly and seems to be a functioning human adult person but that I too am someone who thinks slow. Is there room for slow processing in this fast moving world? How can we make thoughtful decisions when everything moves so fast? Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: The Next Right Thing listeners can get 2 free months of Skillshare! Details here. 10 Things To Tell You: Has The Internet Ever Changed Your Mind? Episode 60: Start Before You're Ready Essentialism by Greg McKewon Grab a copy of my bookThe Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

15 minJUL 21
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136: Decision-Making for Slow Processors
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