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Cut the Fat From Your Calendar

For the working adult, life is hectic. Meeting after meeting. Unexpected event after unexpected event. Cancellations. Reschedules. Invoices. Dinners. Appearances. Things can become stressful.

While keeping your sanity together, you don't want to miss any door of opportunity keep because you're too tired or because you didn't plan for enough spontaneity. Despite all of the adjustments that we had to make because of COVID-19 restrictions, there is a life outside of the Metaverse. You can scroll through Tik-Tok all day long, but it doesn't compare to the feeling you get when the fresh ocean breeze hits your face.

As much as we are pressured by life to work in order to pay bills and maintain status quo - where is the pressure to just live?

On your goal's list, make time to try a new dish at Ruth Chris. Schedule time to visit the a museum. When is the last time that you've been to a concert.... physically? Have your friends seen you belly laugh lately over a nice dinner? As much as we are pressured by life to work in order to pay bills and maintain status quo - where is the pressure to just live?

You don’t need to miss pivotal moments of life in the name of labor.

So, it's time to cut the fat from my calendar.

If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re having trouble maintaining a schedule, here are a few points to help you along the way.

Open up your calendar for the next month, and see what’s on it, in both your work and personal life. Then, ask yourself the following:

What doesn’t need to happen now?

What doesn’t need to happen at all?

What can happen without me being physically present?

What’s on here only because I think I should do it, not because it’s necessary or I want to?

Have you honored your commitments?

Try to be as ruthless as possible here:

Remember, even if a meeting is on your calendar, doesn’t mean you necessarily have to attend. Perhaps there’s another person on the team who could attend in your place; perhaps you could ask for an email update afterward.

If you're house needs some extra TLC, consider hiring a maid. You can save hours of time by paying someone to do your laundry and clean. It can give you hours of your life back to create memories outside of chores and monotony.

Here are a list of things to consider as you cut the fat from your calendar:

1. Consider canceling at least one thing.

2. Make time for the people that matter. This may require you to reschedule some actions on your agenda. They love you and they want to see you.

3. Become “okay” with missing some deadlines. You’re human, not a robot.

Even if they don’t understand, they’ll live.


Dr. Dee Evans CEO, Koinonia Training and Consulting CEO, The Dee Evans Group

Email Dr. Dee Evans is an internationally recognized consultant and life coach. She has been awarded several leadership awards and she is a respected educator and Christian leader. She is the author of several books, which include: "God, I'm Disappointed, Procrastination: A Kingdom Perspective on the Theology of Work". Connect with Dr. Dee Evans by visiting the links below. The Dee Evans Group

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