by Colette Robicheau
So before you contemplate adding anything else in your life, practice the law of subtraction. Remember, when you say “yes” to something you have to say “no” to something else. So let’s say “no” to some things, so we have the space to say “yes” to things we want.
You can do this in many ways:
1) If your boss is piling more tasks on an already full plate – ask what could get postponed or handed off to someone else.
2) If you are making impromptu purchases of clothing, furniture and accessories – ask yourself what you are going to let go of that you already own.
3) If you start worrying about a future event – ask yourself what nice things you won;t have time to think about as a result of this worrying. Are you willing to give up those nice thoughts for something that may not happen, alter your mood and cause frustration?
4) You stop spending time with toxic people who don’t make you feel good and find more time to spend with the friends that empower you and make you feel great.
5) You no longer do your children’s laundry or pack their lunches and have more time to do the things you would like to around your home.
6) You spend less time sitting in front of the TV or your computer and you find the time to get moving and do some exercise.
7) You say no to extra volunteer activities and have more time for activities with your partner.
You don’t always have to say “yes”, even if it is something that you feel you are obligated to do. Saying “no” makes room for the things that matter most in life. Practice the Law of Subtraction and less can actually make you happier and healthier.
|About The Author
Colette Robicheau, President of Organize Anything, is a consultant, coach, and speaker who helps people set priorities, stay focused, manage time, and transitions so they can achieve their goals, grow their business and be more successful. Contact her at www.coletterobicheau.com and sign up for her newsletter of useful tips at www.organizeanything.com.