Purge Your Schedule Like You Would A Packed Fridge

If you’re rushing around all the time or feel overcommitted, it’s time to purge some of those obligations. Scrutinise your schedule the way you would a packed fridge to find what’s starting to spoil.

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Just as you wouldn’t keep mouldy food in your fridge for long, it’s wise to toss out activities or obligations that are no longer necessary or enjoyable. Terri Trespicio on Whole Living Daily offers some questions you can ask to help you get back control of your schedule:

Look at your schedule for next week, and the next month if you want and for each and every thing/meeting/activity, ask yourself:

What am I doing—and why?
Do I love this activity? Do I love the people there?
What is the larger motivation for why I feel committed to it?
Is it necessary? Vital? To or for whom?
Who will be most disappointed if I cancel/quit/put on permanent hold?
Do I care?
When can I end this obligation? Is it a force-quit situation or can I just wait out the season, so to speak?
What next action can I take to change my obligation (it may be quitting, or just scaling back)
Identify that action, write it down…and DO IT. Do it now.

This activity can help you find more time in your life and room for other things.

Overcommitted? Purge Your Schedule Like a Dirty Fridge [Whole Living Daily]

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