Culling Your Time Commitments — How to Help Yourself Thrive

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Culling your time with boundaries…

Culling your time commitments isn’t just about deleting things from your to-do list. It’s truly about enabling yourself to thrive.

That’s because helping yourself reach your goals or make your dreams a reality requires making lots of (sometimes difficult) time choices and developing good, substantial time boundaries.

One of the metaphors that I like to use when describing time is to think of it as a basket. The basket represents the time that we have to work with.

Each thing that we put into the basket, obviously, takes up space. This limits what we can include, and it’s why creating and maintaining boundaries, as well as culling your time commitments, is so important.

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.”
Sidney Howard

Culling your time is a gift to yourself.

Most of us probably have baskets that are full right now, if not overflowing. What that means in practical terms is that in order to add something new, you need to take something out to make space for it. This can be a difficult choice to make, but making it consciously is a great gift you can give yourself.

Not making a conscious choice about removing something means that your basket will overflow. 

Your choices make a difference.

Things will begin to fall out of your overflowing basket, and this, in turn, will add to your stress level. With way too many tasks and priorities to juggle, you begin to forget things and drop the ball on commitments, decreasing your effectiveness and efficiency as your stress skyrockets.

As challenging as it may be, it is vital that you remove something from your basket of time when you add something new to it. This applies, whether you are considering BIG long-term goals or planning your time for today. Making conscious choices about your time boundaries enables you to move ahead on your most important priorities.

So, what have you recently added to your basket of time?  Is there something you can remove, right now, to make room for your top priorities? 

Want more help?

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill that makes everything else in your life possible. And it’s a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes.

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