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In today’s episode about investing in others by stewarding your time, I talk with you about should we do more or do less to balance our time. I talk about how often we try to do more in less time instead of recognizing that doing less is also a choice. Why priority is more important for harmony than balance.
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Episode 1203: Do Less or Do More?
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[00:01:23] in today's episode about investing in others, by stewarding your time. I talk with you about, should we do more or do less. If we want to have balance in the use of our time, I talk about how we often try to do more in less time. Instead of recognizing that doing less is actually also a choice. And I talk about why priority is more important for harmony than balance.
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[00:02:07] Just that quick. If you enjoy this show, when you're ready to buy from Amazon, just use inspired stewardship.com/. let's talk about doing more. To really get everything done. I think we all have an amazingly long to do list. We're all bombarded by email and social media, post and TV, and all of these various things that are competing for our attention.
[00:02:37] Some good, some bad, but there's all sorts of things competing for what we need to be spending our time on. And there's always something else. There's always more, you can always add one more thing to your to-do list or to your plate, but here's the truth doing more things. Does it make you a better person?
[00:02:59] It makes [00:03:00] you a tired person. It makes you stressed out. Most of the stuff you put on your to-do list that you say, this is what I have to control. A lot of those things are things that aren't really yours to control. Anyway, the truth is you've gotta start giving yourself some time to breathe. Give yourself some margins.
[00:03:21] You have to recognize that it's not about getting more done. It's about getting the right things done. There's always a choice. you always have the choice to do less. You have the choice to say no the truth is if catching up on all your work, you'd be caught up by now. That's not the way just pushing through and doing more is not the way you have to pay attention to what are the priorities in your life?
[00:03:52] What is actually most important? And you have to recognize that getting rest, getting relaxation, [00:04:00] that's not a reward for getting everything done. That's actually something that you should build in from the beginning. When you're measuring everything in your life, by what you get done, then you've never got enough.
[00:04:12] There's never an end to that truth is that there ought to be times in your life where you look up and you have nothing to. That's a good thing, not a bad thing, but you don't do it by getting to the bottom of your to-do list. The way it stands today, you do it by redefining what's on the list in the first place.
[00:04:36] The truth is there are great benefits to acknowledging, Hey, I can do less. I can cut some things off my list. The truth is by doing that, believe it or not, you accomplish more. You. Don't get more done in terms of numbers, but you get more done. That's actually the important stuff that you really wanted to get [00:05:00] done.
[00:05:00] You have more meaning in the accomplishments, not just more accomplishments, it's not about the quantity. It's about the quality. You also begin to have less anxiety and worry. You begin to recognize that there's things that I just need to let go. You begin to enjoy life more and you actually create some times in the margins to do other things.
[00:05:23] And those no longer become the margins. That becomes the things that you have built into your life instead of family time or cooking time or rest and relaxation, time being those moments you grab in between they become the moments and the other things become the in. it allows you to savor the work that you do while you're doing it, to actually enjoy what you're doing.
[00:05:52] And you do that by curating the task that you do. You look at what you get done in the day, and [00:06:00] you cut some things off. You begin to call out those things that you don't have to do. You begin to create a day where you can take a breath and consider your. And you can just focus on the essentials and reduce those things that are coming into your world that you really don't want.
[00:06:21] This is why it's about priority. It's about not just saying no. It's about saying yes to the most important things. It's about yes. To the things that really. not the things that other people tell you matter, not the things that in some sort of way, you've said yes to out of guilt or out of fear or out of a sense of obligation, but it's about looking at your life and curating it deliberately to allow into your life.
[00:06:51] Those things that are most important. And therefore those things that you don't put in your life. That's my choice. It's [00:07:00] okay. It makes it easier to say no to those things, because you've already said yes to the most important things. And that allows us to bring harmony into our life. Not a sense of balance, not a sense of everything being equal or I'm trading this for that, but instead, a sense of.
[00:07:20] You know right now might be a busy season, but it's one that I've chosen to have as a busy season. And later on, I'll choose to relax or maybe it's right now is a time of relaxation and a time of rejuvenation, but it's by choosing and putting the priorities in place that you feel like you have a sense of control and harmony.
[00:07:46] and therefore that priority is being served. Thanks for listening.
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