3-2-1: Killing Your Weeds to a Happier Life.

3-2-1 Get Balanced Wednesday

by Dr. Donnie

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


3-2-1: Killing Your Weeds to a Happier Life.

May 8, 2024


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


3 Ideas from Me


As I walk around our backyard lawn, being sure not to step in our dog Charlie’s fertilizer contributions, I notice a few spring weeds are beginning to grow. Some are clover, some are vines, and others are sharp and thorny.

If I leave these weeds unchecked, they will aggressively spread their undesirable effects throughout the yard. Their fast-growing efforts absorb much-needed nutrients from the soil, inhibiting the grass from growing and thriving.


Much like how weeds can overtake our yards, negative thoughts in our minds can become our brains’ default pattern of thinking if we don’t put a stop to it.

Just as we can sprinkle weed killer on our lawns to choke out the weeds, consciously thinking positive thoughts can choke the negative thought patterns that can run rampant. The more we choose to think positively, the less time and energy we give negative thoughts to live. When we restrict our time and energy from negative thoughts, they die.


I begin each day by spending three minutes thinking about what I’m grateful for regarding the previous day. All of these thankful thoughts are naturally positive. I then spend three minutes in prayer. I finish with thinking about the three most important things I want to accomplish that can positively impact my purpose.

My morning routine starts my day with positivity. I feed and water those positive thoughts all day. I also take mental notes of the positive experiences happening in the current moment. Being mindful of positive experiences makes us happy. It’s like watching our beautiful grass grow. Alternatively, when we notice a weed growing in our mind, we can quickly pull out the weed killer and drown it out with the power of positivity.


2 Quotes from Others


The subconscious mind does exactly what the conscious mind tells it to do.”

– Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 18) Three Magic Words


Whatever we feed to our minds and then nurture will grow! Either positive or negative.

– Small, Jacquelyn, Author


1 Question for You

Would you be willing to experiment with the Gratitude Weed Killer by thinking about what and who you are grateful for in your life? Begin by acknowledging the simple things in life and then work your way up to your loved ones.


I would love to hear your answer and if you find this newsletter helpful and encouraging. Email: [email protected]




Until next week, may God bless you and 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.