Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments


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Don’t even try to get everything done that there is to do! Surrender!

For your own mental health, admit it would take five lifetimes to do all that you would like to do, feel you need to do, promised someone you would do or, out of guilt, should do, even though you do not want to do it.

I can hear voices bouncing around the brains of the multi-taskers: I need to visit my parents, start those art projects, complete four performance appraisals, take a walk, change careers, set some goals, do something nice for me, etc.

Stop yourself, please.

Before something makes it on to your To Do list, discriminate.

Ask: Does this need to be done at all?

Ask: How important is this to me? Is this really something

I want to do?

Ask: Will my world end if I don’t get to this?

If up pops a “no” to any of these questions, save yourself some stress and let the “To Do” go. Only so many hours in a day, in a week, in a life…

Yes, I agree, what a lovely feeling it is to check things off a list. Just don’t grow a list that would take lifetimes to complete.

We all die with work undone. Get used to it.

Cath DeStefano, Author, Speaker on Mindfulness and Stress Relief

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