Many of us ritually make our list of things to accomplish each day; but have you made your list of things to not accomplish?
Like many, I find myself doing things I don’t really need or want to do. I tend to remember things, so I’m pretty protective about what I expose my mind to, but sometimes I find myself watching unappealing TV shows. Other times, actually many times, I eat for no reason. I will also drink another cup of coffee when I don’t really want to. A more recent example was when I found myself letting someone take up too much of my time with idle conversations I didn’t gain much from.
Much is made of taking a positive approach. But the positive is only one perspective, and is the truth of something not better discovered by viewing it from as many perspectives as possible? Sometimes it might be wise to take the negative approach (To don’t).
If I eliminate the things I don’t want to do today, I will most certainly free some of my day for other pursuits. I will fill that time with something I like, or even better, discover something new to like.
So today I will make my to don’t list at the bottom of my to do list.