Multitasking: Simplifying Life to Free Up Your Schedule
Multitasking—How often have you felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and tied up in knots? You've got gratitude for the things you do have, but there are moments you feel like a hamster on a wheel.
Fall season rushes in and the obligations seem to multiply. Taking the kids to sports, school, fundraisers, and other activities, while making sure homework is done, the house is clean, and your own needs are met isn't easy. But one small strategy can change your life.
This season, vow to let go. Let go of the people, places, and things that clog up the pathways and arteries of your life. This might mean saying no, when you want to say yes. You might need to take some time away from facebook or the phone. But most of all, let go of your worries and limitations. When you let go, you'll be amazed at how much freer you feel.
This season, be sure to simplify. One of the simplest and happiest people I know has taught me to do just that. Kanae is a gorgeous brunette and the simplest girl I know. She shops at thrift stores and looks like a runway model. She does her own nails and cuts her own hair, eliminating the time that would take out of her month.She recently got engaged to another friend of mine, Nick Vujucic. I introduced them one night and the rest is history. Nick is a talented speaker and the author of Life Without Limits, an amazing book, and he's just released a music video. But despite all the success, they are committed to protecting their time together.
Think of the way most busy suburban families rush around. It's hard to find any time at all and it's easy to drift apart. But even in their giving back to the world, they've learned to simplify. Kanae is always centered on living and giving love. And her belief that anything is possible, makes her the perfect mate for Nick.
Both have simple needs and a desire to create a legacy. Nick is invited to speak all across the globe, in stadiums filled with thousands of people from Mexico, to Singapore, and other nations. They were recently invited to meet with Billy Graham, at his home. And it turned out to be a very simple moment. Aren't your best times that way?
To create a legacy of love, giving, and a peace centered household, you might just have to subtract something. But you know what? It'll be worth it. Start today by making a list of 3 things you'll eliminate. Focus on the time suckers that drain your energy. What is it you want to let go of today in order to grow the one-on-one connections that matter most?
What are the top three time suckers in your life? What three things will you eliminate to free up more of your time?
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Tammy Kling is a life coach, advocate for the homeless, and international author of 29 books including The Compass. Tammy is also the founderr of Write it Out, an organization that helps gang members, the homeless, and those living on the street write out their hopes & dreams via writers workshops, free journals and various other resources.
In addition to writing and coaching, Tammy is a mom of two boys, an avid trail and mountain runner, blogger, and adventure travel writer.
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