We all need regular periods of downtime so we can be healthy and happy. But for many of us life is full of never-ending commitments. Whilst there is nothing wrong with being busy, if we over commit or over extend ourselves we could potentially face exhaustion and burnout. It is important to examine our motivation for taking on many obligations that find us overwhelmed to discover why we feel compelled to do so much. Sometimes we are driven by fear that no one else will do the job or guilt that we aren’t doing enough. To regain our equilibrium and clear the clutter from our calendar, we must simplify our lives by establishing limits regarding what we will and what we won’t do based on our personal priorities.
To determine where your priorities lie can be as easy as making two lists: one that outlines all those obligations that are vital to your wellbeing, such as work, meditation, and exercise, and another that describes everything you do that is not directly related to your wellbeing. Although there will likely be items in the latter list that excite your passion or bring you joy, you may discover that you devote a large portion of your time to unnecessary activities. To simplify your schedule, consider which of these unnecessary activities add little value to your life and edit them from your agenda. Remember that you may need to ask for help, say no firmly, or delegate responsibility in order to distance yourself from such activities. However, as you remove non-vital obligations that cause you stress, serve no purpose, or rob you of opportunities to refresh yourself, you will feel more energetic and enthusiastic about life in general.
If simplifying your schedule seems prohibitively difficult and you still feel pressed to take on more, try imagining how each new commitment will impact your life before saying yes. When you consider the hassle associated with superfluous obligations, you may be surprised to see that your schedule is impeding your attempts to grow as an individual. Your willingness to pare down your agenda, no matter how gradual your progress, will empower you to retake active control of the life that defines you.
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