The Next Right Thing
By Emily P. Freeman: Writer, Listener, Creative Director
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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.
||Clean41: Take A Breath||When we take a deep breath, it sends our body a message: You're going to be okay. In the beginning, God breathed life into mankind -- breath was the beginning. So it makes sense this is the first step to decluttering the soul, especially in the...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40: Keep Your Rest||Beneath our hectic schedules, our proud accomplishments, and our self-sufficiencies, we simply long to be loved and cared for right where we are, no strings attached. Maybe in these few minutes we have together, our God will father and mother us in...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39: Don't Give Your Critic Words||The voice of the critic can keep us from our next right thing. But not all critical voices are created equally. Here's help to discern who to listen to and who to ignore. A few links from the episode: A Million Little Ways by Emily P....||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38: Zoom Out||This one simple sentence from a New York pastry chef could help you shift your perspective and take your next right step. Listen in. Links + Resources From This Episode: How Milk Bar Founder Christina Tosi Went from Momofuku Employee to Bakery Chain...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37: Take a Hometown Tour||With our full schedules and daily concerns, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with even the slightest disruption to our routine. With that in mind, today’s suggestion might seem counter-intuitive: disrupting our routine can sometimes be...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36: Stay in Today||Two things guaranteed to make your day more complicated: unawareness of your current situation and exaggeration of your future inability to handle it. Here's one simple practice to help you stay in today and simply do the next right thing....||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35: Be Kind (with Candace Cameron Bure)||When you're on a roll in Hollywood, you don't leave the industry. But that's exactly what actress, producer, and author Candace Cameron Bure decided to do. In the midst of the fear and second-guessing, one character trait remained certain throughout...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: Pick What You Like||The decisions that add to our fatigue aren't always big and significant ones. Sometimes things in life that are meant to be fun and delightful - choosing a paint color, wrapping a present, picking out plants - turn out instead to be one more decision...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: Gather Co-Listeners||If you are facing a big decision that could lead to a new start, perhaps you don’t need a collection of gurus as much as you need a a group of co-listeners. Here’s how I found mine. Find show notes and a complete transcript at...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: Stop Collecting Gurus||At a time when I felt pulled in many directions, I realized I was looking outside myself for a plan when I needed to look inside for a vision. My email inbox told me the story and this time, I had the good sense to pay attention. Links + Resources...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Be A Beginner||It's one thing to experience a new beginning, to usher in a time of new roles, new adventure, and new season of life. No matter what kind of new beginning a transition might bring, it also brings a new identity for us: a beginner. I've discovered I...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Hold One Thing at A Time||The way we move through our days is a lot more instinctual than we care to admit. We like to think we have clear reasons for things when in fact, most times we are feeling our way through. Do I feel safe? Do I feel seen? Do I feel heard? Do I feel in...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: Remember the Real Art||When you hold a dream – to craft a song, write a book, open a shop, get a degree – it can be hard to let it go even when the dream no longer fits. It feels like more than a loss, it feels like failure. But it doesn’t have to. In fact, what...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: Stand on Your Head||Any de-clutterer knows the only way to make room is by letting stuff go. It's true for your house and equally true for your soul. Today I'll share 3 ways standing on your head can make room for something good - even if you never physically get upside...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Stop Rushing Clarity||If you are distracted and overwhelmed by a particular decision and you just can't seem to move forward, you might feel like either something is wrong with your process or something is wrong with you. Neither one of these has to be true. In today's...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Choose Connection||Doing the next right thing in relationships starts with how we enter a room. It can mean the difference between connecting with them or comparing ourselves to them. Fair warning, today’s episode is brought to you by some healthy self-reflection and...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Come Home to Yourself||The only person you’re guaranteed to be with every day of your life is you. Maybe your next right thing is to make some peace with yourself and come back home. For a complete transcript of this episode visit the show notes right here. Find me on...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Look for Arrows (Not Answers)||When I have a question, the first thing I want is an answer. Sometimes answers are fairly easy to come by – How do you make pizza? What should I wear today? Who can drive to piano practice? But so often, the questions we have in life that give us...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Release Your Agenda||How can we discern our next right thing when we're confronted with unpredictable people? Today we'll explore the difference between a loving intention and a fear-based agenda. More From This Episode: Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Get the...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Embrace Your Limits||When you finally find, name, and move toward the things you feel most called to, you will quickly discover some roadblocks in the form of some kind of limitation like time, money, fatigue, or support. Instead of fighting those, perhaps your next right..||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Find A No Mentor||What do you do when you can't make a decision and you’re too close to even know what you want and don’t want? You need to find a No Mentor and eventually, learn to be your own. Links + Resources From This Episode: The Nester, my sister (my No...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Ignore With Intention||With computers in our pockets, the truth is we all have low-grade anxiety that messes with our ability to discern our next right thing. Today I'll share practical steps to take to eliminate of one of the most common anxiety triggers: the ones that...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Choose Your Absence||In January it's tempting to search the horizon for what might be next and open ourselves up to new opportunities. But decision fatigue can set in when every opportunity that comes our way seems to have potential. How can we choose which opportunities...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Wait With Great Hope||Astronaut Scott Kelly was the first American to spend 340 consecutive days in space. But the night he returned home, the news cameras were looking in another direction. In our last episode of 2017, we'll take a few moments to consider what it means to..||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Let It Count||When it comes to discerning your next right thing, maybe this one small word will make a difference for you as it has for me. Visit thenextrightthingpodcast.com for a full transcript and a copy of today's prayer. Mentions in This Episode: My Utmost...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Walk Slow and Carry Questions||During the holidays, the transition from our regular schedule to extended time with family can be great in theory but more difficult in practice. Here's one simple step you can take to help you be a sane person with your people this week. Mentions in...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Name the Narrative||In 2014, Nancy Writebol was one of the first Americans diagnosed with the Ebola virus infection in West Africa. What happened after that could provide surprising comfort for anyone who feels stuck or discouraged in the midst of a hard time. Visit...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Know What You Want||Knowing what you want is not selfish; it's actually crucial to making decisions. It builds confidence, hastens healing, and is a gift to the people you love. Visit thenextrightthingpodcast.com for resources mentioned in this episode + a full...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Quit Something||We usually save this conversation for January, but maybe we need it now more than ever. If you feel busy but not productive or rushing to get somewhere but never feel like you’ve arrived, it's time to focus on what is essential. To connect beyond...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Practice Presence||Scattered and rushed doesn't have to be the norm. Listen in for one simple way to gather yourself and practice presence today. Come join our little tribe for even more help to create space for your soul to breathe: emilypfreeman.com/join and find me...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Wear Better Pants||Perhaps today, your next right step is simply to release something you no longer need so that you can move one step closer to becoming who you already are. And no, this episode title is not a metaphor for something else. Today, we need to have a talk...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Be Where You Are||If your to-do list feels never ending, here is one action and one question to help you take your next right step today. Visit The Next Right Thing Podcast for show notes + full transcript + more resources to help you create space for your soul to...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09: Listen for Specifics - Moving Forward After Tragedy||This week, our country grieves after the horrific mass shooting Las Vegas. We belong to each other. But how do we move forward together without losing hope or becoming overwhelmed that we can't do anything at all? One way to discover your next right...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08: Expect to Be Surprised||Fear of choosing wrong or missing what's best can lead to an obsession with clarity and the quick fix. Today’s collection of stories shows how often the best parts of life can't be planned and how God often works in small surprises in the midst of...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07: Faithfulness, Fame, and the Gift of Obscurity||Fame is messing with us, interfering with our ability to discern our next right thing because maybe we're waiting for the next big thing. What a singer, a cyclist, and a make-believe boss have to teach us about faithfulness, fame, and the gift of...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06: Know the Power of Naming||Sometimes indecision is the result of a busy schedule or a hesitant personality. Other times, though, it's because there is something within us that remains unnamed. In today's episode: what a robocall and a New York chef have to teach us about the...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05: Offer Your Work With Hope||It can be easy to dismiss our work as ordinary or even unimportant, especially when we consider all the pain and heartbreak in the world around us. How can we simple do the next right thing in our work when it doesn't seem like enough? That's...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04: Record What You Learn||Indecision is often a direct result of overwhelm. Even the most grounded and professional among us can suffer from decision fatigue given the right circumstances. In today’s episode, we’ll take a look at what happens in otherwise sane people when...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03: Make the Most Important List||There's at least one major flaw with the typical pro/con list. In today's episode, I'll share how you can make a different kind of list that will help inform all future decisions. Visit thenextrightthingpodcast.com for show notes + a full transcript....||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02: Do This Before Every Hard Decision||Is there a decision you know you need to make but you keep putting it off? There could be many reasons why this particular decision is giving you trouble, but I want to offer one question you can ask that could help you move forward. Access show notes..||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: Become A Soul Minimalist||When a decision requires the deep work of discernment, it can be difficult to move forward when our minds and souls are filled with clutter. Let's talk about what it means to be a soul minimalist and how it can help clarify the decision-making process..||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Next Right Thing||Created for anyone who struggles to make decisions, it's a brand new podcast! Because I'm never more open to advice, guidance, direction, and discouragement than when I have a decision to make. Maybe you too? Inspired from the commonly quoted advice...||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Like Sitting On The Bench
If you're a fan of Emily P. Freeman's books, this podcast makes me feel as though I'm sitting on the bench from the cover of "Simply Tuesday" listening to the kind of conversation that makes you pause, breathe and leave feeling refreshed after you walk away (in this case you could be walking as you're listening of course!). So excited to hear all of "the Next Right Things"!!!!
Just what the doctor ordered!
I've been inspired by Emily for years now through her books, emails, presentations and workshops. Her words always seem to soothe the place in my soul that is parched. This new podcast has already drawn me in with her made-for-audio voice. I believe in her. I trust in her. I know I will be encouraged by her. Thanks, Emily!!
Excited for this new podcast!
Everything Emily does comes from a deep, thoughtful place and I expect this podcast, like her writing, to be clear, super helpful and encouraging. Plus...her voice will soothe your soul!