08 Oct What you DON’T do is just as important as what you DO do!
by Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)
I’ve spent the best part of 30 years studying human behaviour, emotions such as happiness, success and productivity…
…and one of the most important lessons I’ve learned, from the research, my practice, and from working with hundreds of very successful people is that it’s just as important to determine what NOT to do as it is to determine what’s important TO DO!
So much has been written and spoken about “to-do lists” and productivity hacks and how to do more; sometimes we forget that there are times when doing less is far more efficient and effective.
And even if we do want to do more; we only have a limited number of hours in the day and days in the week (etcetera) that those hours and days should be filled with priority activities. Which by definition means all NON-PRIORITY activities should be eliminated.
And again, this is something I’ve most certainly observed in the friends and clients I know who’re very healthy, happy or successful in some way. Quite simply, they waste markedly less time on useless tasks that return little or no benefit.
So next time you ask yourself what you need to do to be happier or better in some way; pause for a minute and also ask yourself … what do you NOT need to do?
…So that’s today’s mailing. Take some time to reflect upon the message and how it might apply to you. Check out, also, the links below for some additional readings and resources.
I hope it helps you enjoy some more happiness. Until next time…
Keep well & keep smiling
Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)