When you let the mental trash build up, you end up losing valuable time . Here’s how to waste less time — starting now.
Take out the trash
What’s on your short list of mental trash right now? And don’t say, “I don’t know.” Take out a sheet of paper and write, “What’s bugging me?” Answer that question, and you will be on your way to taking out the mental trash.
Don’t let the trash build up.
You can push the pause button whenever you want — you just don’t know it. Perhaps you think that if you don’t show up to every commitment you’ve made, the world will fall apart. It won’t.
Get a healthier view of your importance. You’re actually not as indispensible as you think you are.
Maybe (subconsciously) you’re afraid that if you don’t show up, you might find out how unessential you really are.
Start by underpromising.
You’ve overpromised and you’re on the brink of under-performing. This treadmill you’re on is the one you have created. (Which also means you can un-create it.)
Please listen to this short talk (about 20 minutes long) about the importance of slowing down, by Kimi Werner, then come right back for today’s takeaway.
When you feel like you need to speed up, consider pausing. Slow down and take a closer look at the life you are creating.
Want more help?
I can help you pause — so you can get check (and perhaps change) your commitments and priorities.