I like to say yes to everything.
Its rooted in deep insecurity, basically wanting everyone to like me and think much of me. Â Wow is that wrong. Â Scripture & even my limited experience teach that making much of myself and seeking the approval of man is anÂ exhausting, worthless endeavor.
Additionally, I have an active, creative mind. Â Often, I’ll go off chasing one stray idea after another. Â Constantly sidetracked, rarely finishing anything.
My schedule is filled with far too many commitments & my time is spent running down too many rabbit trails.
This behavior isÂ exhausting, dozens of unfinished commitments hang over me. Â I want to simplify.
Here’s what I plan to do about it
- The simple solution is to ask God and those around me for help. Â Start to pray regularly about how I spend my time.
- List of all of the ideas & ongoing projects I have. Â Pick one at a time & finish it.
- Stop committing to anything new until all existing projects are complete.
- Get rid of stuff. Â Seriously, how much time is wasted maintaing & organizing stuff. Â One room at a time, evaluate what I actually need, sell or give away everything else.