I’ve been reading a great little book by Leo Babauta.
I recommend it to you - "The Power of Less".
Leo’s concept is beautiful in its simplicity.
Limit yourself to what’s essential in life.
That’s not as easy to do as it may sound.
You may be a lot like me.
We have the Superman or Superwoman Complex.
We can have it all and do it all, can’t we?
We’re burning our candles at both ends.
But the candle will last only half as long.
Leo advises you to get rid of the busy little things.
Let someone else do them - or forget them.
This takes discipline and super self-control.
Workaholics have the most trouble with this.
There’s a mountain of stuff on my desk.
Six file cabinet drawers are jammed with stuff.
Newspaper and magazine tearsheets.
Great copywriting and design ideas.
Unread mail. Notes from seminars.
Outlines for projects I may never get to.
I made myself (and my wife) a promise.
If I have not needed it for a year, I’ll get rid of it.
90% of it is going to the landfill.
That’s one way to unclutter our lives.
I’m going to block out my time.
Only the vital stuff will get on my calendar.
Mark Twain’s big frogs get swallowed first.
I’m going to say "no" or "not now" more often.
You can do this, too. But you must want to.
This year, why not join me in this challenge.
• We can unclutter our lives.
• We can get the really important stuff done.
• We can have more time for our loved ones.
• We can even have more time for ourselves.
Take a tip from Leo Babauta and do it.
Also read his book. He shows you how to do it.
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