Monday, March 28, 2011

Three Things You Can Stop Doing Now

If you want to free up some time (and don't we all?), you need to do less. Here are three things that you can do less of this week. Try it and see how much more time you have if you do even a little bit less of the following--

1. Beating yourself up. Stop being so hard on yourself. Accept where you are, what you get done, and what you don't. If you're not ready to do something, it may be for a good reason. See where that goes. And yes, not beating yourself up includes not beating yourself up for not being able to stop beating yourself up!

2. Trying to change things. There are a lot of things that are outside of your control. So it is a complete waste of physical and mental energy to try to change them or even to think they should be different. These things are the way the are. There. Isn't that a lot easier?

3. Worrying about the future. Here's a handy rule--ask if you can do something about this right now. If the answer is yes, then do that. If the answer is no, put it aside (you can write it down, put it in a file, put a reminder on your calendar). Come back to it when you can actually address it. No need to worry about it before then.

See how that feels. Let me know how it goes. And have fun!


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  1. Thank you Jeff,
    these are wonderful, and I really appreciate what you're doing here.
    Thank you

  2. Thanks Huxley. It's so great to hear from you!