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I am trying to judiciously cut some obligations before I crash and burn, rather than quitting everything... as tempting as that may be at this moment.
- Quit a part-time job cleaning businesses that was taking up 3 nights a week.
- Removed my cell number from my business line so it doesn't ring to me.
- Set up an email vacation response for my weekly days off.
- Deleted my work email address from my mail application.
Not too shabby. Those four steps probably saved me 20-30 hours a week of time and hassle.
Now, if I can just learn to not get overloaded in the first place.... (oh, it's just this one little teeny tiny extra thing, or just for a little bit, or it really helps my family, or my husband needs me to, or my child asked me to and he/she isn't doing much, or a friend asked, or I need the money slippery slope.... BAM- right back to mega overload)
Have you hit the 'escape' button lately?
Related Links I Love: (because I'm a research dork)
The Cortisol Connection, Ch. 7 (online)
becoming minimalist (blog)