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Start with a clean plate

Start with a clean plate

If your plate were completely clean, with limited space, what would you put on it today?

Once you’ve figured that out, you know what belongs on your plate. Constantly look at invitations and activities and requests and tasks that pop up, and ask: “Is this one of the things I would choose to put on my clean plate?” 

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Feeling like you’re doing busywork is often the result of saying yes too often.  We have to let go of this idea of doing everything and pleasing everyone and being everywhere at once.

Saying yes to everything puts you on the fast track to being miserable. Sometimes you have to set clear boundaries.

  • Wake up every morning and figure out what the most important 3 things are for the day, and cut out the rest. 
  • Address your other obligations right then and there, and tell the associated people that your plate is full. 
  • Instead of task-switching, give each task some allotted ...

We have to take a step back on a regular basis and reevaluate what we have on our plate and why. 

Focus on no more than three core things every day. 

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