You’ve probably been told before how important it is to create a weekly “to-do” list. What if I told you that great things can come from making a “to don’t do” list instead?
Before your next day or week begins, start by making a “to-don’t do “ list. You might consider things that can drain your time like…
- Habitually checking your social media or email every 10-15 minutes (Guilty!)
2. Spending lots of time on projects or task that someone else could be doing that rob you of investing in things you enjoy and are uniquely created for.
Parents, do you have a few able bodied children at home between the ages of 5 and 18 years? Put them to work cleaning, doing laundry, preparing a meal here and there, etc. It will help build a work ethic in them AND free you up to do more important tasks.
3. Excessive time in front of a screen or TV. Watching your favorite show or a movie on Netflix is a great way to unwind…but if you are watching more than 2-3 hours of TV a week you might be unintentionally reducing the white space in your life.
These are just a few examples of just a few of the things that busy folks in a busy life stage can add to their “to don’t do” list to help provide greater margin in life and free up more time for things that are really important (i.e. self care and spending time with the people you love doing the things that make your soul sing!)
It may seem strange a first…but give the “to don’t do” list a try and see what happens. I’m SUPER confident it will be a game changer for you!