Making a To-Don't List
INSTEAD OF MAKING A TO-DO LIST, WHY NOT MAKE A TO-DON'T LIST?
Most of us are in a constant struggle with feeling a sense of "LIFE OVERWHELM".
We all want to be the perfect friend, daughter, wife, sister, mother, employee, and anything else we can possibly add to our plate.
And yet when we take on more and More and MORE stuff...we get resentful. And bitter. And pissed off. And depressed (which makes us feel like crap about ourselves).
And then our family suffers. Our work suffers. We get ourselves into a hole. And then we procrastinate, shop online at 2am, drink too much, binge out on ice cream, and don't fit in those workouts we've promised to ourselves.
This is because overwhelming yourself with MORE tasks will actually make you LESS productive.
Trying to cram an ocean-liner's worth of to-do's into a space the size of a car trunk will bite you in the ass big-time.
So here's the straight dope:
IF YOU'RE DOING TOO MUCH, MAKE A TO-DON'T LIST.
A To-Don't List is a list of things that are no longer important to you or causing too much stress in your life to take on. So say buh-bye and let them go.
Letting go of tasks frees up emotional, mental, and physical space.
That leads to free flowing, creative thinking that will bring you in greater alignment with things you actually ENJOY doing.
And...here's the sweet rub: you'll actually HAVE THE TIME TO GO AND DO THEM smile emoticon
What will you cross of your list today?