It's easy to fall into activity overload. Learn how to prioritize and say no to activities that don't help you achieve your goals.
- [Instructor] Decide on your five top priorities … and say no to everything else. … Saying no has more creative power … than ideas, insights, and talent combined. … "No guards time, … the thread from which we weave our creations." … Kevin Ashton wrote in a medium post called … Creative People Say No. … We are not taught to say no, we are taught not to say no. … No is rude, no is a rebuff, a rebuttal, … a minor act of verbal violence. … No is for drugs and strangers with candy. … And yet we can't do everything, … so sometimes we must say no. … But in order to even be able to say no, … we need to have an effective filter … for all the invitations that come our way, … invitations to attend and contribute, requests for help, … opportunities to join or to do … even for those things we think we should do … that don't come from any outside source, … but rather from a place inside ourselves. … Before we can muster the strength to say no, … we need to be totally clear about what to say no to. …
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- How to stop overworking
- The importance of recess breaks
- Determining your top priorities
- How to say no to all non-priorities
- Eliminating junk stimuli and mental clutter
- Strategies for reducing low-level stressors
- Swapping fear and stress for courageous thoughts