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The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

Just because things change, doesn't mean you chose wrong in the first place.


Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: Should I accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn’t clear, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction.

If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you’ve always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing.

Whether you’re in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love.

The Next Right Thing by Emily Freeman

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In Review

Emily P. Freeman’s book, Simply Tuesday, was a turning point for me. She writes with such simplicity yet her words are deeply rooted. The Next Right Thing is exactly the same and again a turning point. Every chapter is titled with an “action phrase”, like Chapter 2 is Become a Soul Minimalist and Chapter 13 is Don’t Rush Clarity. This alone is one of my favorite things about the book. You can just read the Contents page and you will already be on the path to The Next Right Thing. Simple statements that make an impact.

She punctuates each chapters end with a prayer and a practice section. Both are great sections to meditate on and absorb. Even if you don’t have clarity, you must act as mentioned in the book. The chapters flow with simple, soulful practices and wisdom that will guide you to keep moving forward.

If you are not looking for another guru, but rather a simple step by step guide you will not be disappointed. The Next Right Thing is on my favorites list!

*Thank you to Revell  for my copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.