We all have a long list of things to get done. Some are commitments - doing things that we
to do for someone or something important to us. Other things on our 'To Do' list are obligations. Obligations can zap you of time, focus and energy. That's a big deal! So explore what you feel are obligations and determine if you, explicitly, must do it. If not, delegate it to someone wants to learn something new or earn money for doing it!
Start a "Do NOT Do" List
. Find others who would love to learn a task that you don't care for - or get paid to do it for you.
Think about what your time is worth.
If you were to put a monetary figure on each hour that you trade off (recharging vs. doing something), what would it be? Your time is your most valuable commodity. What's it worth? Would you rather be cleaning than getting out in the fresh air with your family? Or would you rather be attending every meeting that you're invited to vs. allowing someone to represent your team, giving them visibility and allowing them to bring back any valuable information?
Practice the art of doing nothing
. How can that happen? Start small - commit to a 10 minute meditation, sitting in a park and simply take in what's around you where you are - without checking your phone. It's hard! But, oh, the ROI! Read more on why we need to do nothing sometimes: