3-2-1: Close Your Eyes and See What Matters

3-2-1 Get Balanced Wednesday

by Dr. Donnie

“Helping you align your daily behaviors with your priorities in life.”


3-2-1: Close Your Eyes to See What Matters.


read on DONNIEHUTCHINSON.COM | May 10, 2023



3 Ideas from me, 2 Quotes from others, and 1 Question to help you reflect on your work-life balance & well-being habits this week.


3 Ideas from Me


We live in a society that does not fall short of telling us what matters.  High society tells us what we should care about and support. Opinions spread like wildfire through news, entertainment, and social media platforms. Everyone has a voice with many biased ideas they wish to imprint on us.


These opinions can be loud and sometimes subtle. Our beliefs and values guide us to accept or reject their loud ideas. The noise of these loud opinions telling us what should matter to us is deafening. They provide the subtle opinions a path to slip into our thought processes and take root.




We live in a day where the noise of others is everywhere, and spending time in quiet settings seems to be a lost art. In quiet environments, we can slow our thoughts and observe the beauty of being still and peaceful. It is during these meditative times we discover answers. During these times, we listen to the nudges in our hearts. It is during these times we discover our moral courage and decide what matters most to us.




We can never truly see when our eyes are open. We can never truly listen when we hear the noise. We can never truly feel when we are feeling with the nerve endings under our skin.  We can never truly discover using our senses.


If you want to discover or rediscover your priorities and what matters most, consider finding a peaceful place to quiet your mind and body. Sit still, slow your thoughts of the day, then close your eyes to see what matters most.


2 Quotes from Others



“Moral courage involves being able to take a stand albeit unpopular or one that contradicts those with power.”


— Bobby Halton, American Firefighter, Author, and Friend…of Many!


“Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”

–      Luke 5:16


1 Question for You


Would you be willing to take some time this evening or early tomorrow morning to close your eyes to see what matters most?  What do you see?


Dr. Donnie’s Answer:  What matters most to me is practicing healthy behaviors with my faith, wellbeing, family/friends, and helping others align their daily behaviors with their priorities in life.


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Until next week, may God bless you, your family and may the Glory be to God.

– Dr. Donnie Hutchinson


The format and style of this newsletter were inspired and highly influenced by James Clear 3-2-1 Newsletter. The content is strictly Dr. Donnie’s.