There are few books I reread. The book Essentialism by Greg McKeown comes back onto my radar usually after I have listened to Tsh Oxenreider from THE ART OF SIMPLE talk about it.
This book requires me to think about my actions and why I make the decisions I do especially when it comes to how I spend my time. There is often a gap between what my responsibilities are and what I want to do. There is also a category of the things I should do because someone expects me to. This is the area I am really looking at for the upcoming school year. I have made a big decision about doing what I deem essential and also managing my schedule and time differently.
I have a choice about how I spend my time. At school, I want to spend my time on the actions that I can get the most bang for my buck and make the most impact with my teachers. I cannot do everything even though my TYPE A personality whispers to me in quiet moments that I can.
I stopped celebrating just being busy for busy sake and my stress levels went down.
Over the next couple of days these questions from the book will be on my mind:
- What do I feel deeply inspired by?
- What am I particularly talented at?
- What meets a significant need in the world?
The next right thing for me and my time is on my mind. What are you thinking about for the fall?