Monday, August 16, 2010

"Yes" and "No"

We have demands on our time. We only have so much time. Time is a container and tasks are the items we need to fit into our container. Some of us have very empty containers compared to the amount of tasks that we have in them, but most of us have tightly filled containers with large and tiny tasks packed together so very little room remains.

In order to maintain balance and productivity (not have our container spill over the top) we must be cognizant of how much we have agreed to put into our container. Many things may be beyond our choice, such as time at work, cooking and cleaning, but we often add in other things that pressure us and add stress, under the guise of hobbies, kids activities, social commitments, volunteering, etc.

I can't tell you what to say "yes" or "no" to, but I can suggest that when you say "yes" to something, you balance it with a "no" to something else (and don't feel badly about it). Just like a "one in, one out" philosophy for your belongings, your time deserves the same disciplined treatment. Just like an overstuffed drawer is difficult to use; an overstuffed life is just as hard.

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