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De-Clutter Your To-Do List

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Evaluate every item on your to-do list by asking yourself these 2 questions: 1) Is it required to meet my family's basic needs? 2) Does this action bring me closer to my life goal? If the answer to both questions is no, remove it from your list. If the answer to either question is yes, keep it. You will be surprised at how many things you strike off. Be sure to ask the same questions about any new items you plan to add.

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Under "family's basic needs", I include: food, clothing, shelter, stuff I must do for work, or for school, etc. In other words, the essentials. Everything else is optional.

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  • Sarabeth, if it's work related then I put that under "meeting family's basic needs" or "fulfilling a life goal", depending on why you work. If you work because you need the money for essentials, then it's part of providing basic needs. If you work because you love what you do for a living, then it's part of fulfilling your life goal. - by TRINITYROYAL
  • SARABETH_60
    Ouch - that leaves me doing nothing at work. Except earning a check, of course.
    emoticon - by SARABETH_60

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