Time Management Tip 8: Eliminate Poor Yes Choices

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yesterday's yes might not fit today

Practicing saying “no” helps you create windows of time in the future but how about the present.

To make more time in the present you are going to have to reevaluate everything you have said yes to in the past.

Somethings you probably should have never said yes to and others might have been great yes things at the time but no long fit your family stage.

For instance for years my family took part in a homeschooling co-op. I taught classes and helped in the nursery while my kids had time in a class environment. It was a great time of fellowship for me, and a change of pace for the kids.

However, over the past 2 years I found the kids complaining more and more about going, and I found myself more stressed out about the teaching than I was excited about the socializing. Finally it dawned on me, what was once a great yes for our family was now a bad one, and when the term came to an end I did not sign up for another.

Which leads me to say, you cannot drop most of your poor yes fits immediately, you need to figure out how to pull out gracefully. Is there a set time period to your commitment? fulfill it. Will you have to be replaced? find a replacement.

Take some time this week to reevaluate all of your current “yes” obligations. Which ones are still good fits, and which ones need to go.

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