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April 23, 2009

Values and To Do Lists

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspiredhoney @ 6:08 am

How do values and To Do Lists work toegther? Big projects without any vision or value behind it, can end up meaningless to us. We don’t see any positive payback so the task remains unfinished.

Without sufficient activities and decisions that meet with your values, life becomes hollow, dissatisfying and eventually soul-destroying.

If we keep treating our most important values as meaningless relics, that’s exactly what they’ll become. Michael Josephson

How does a young mum or father try to juggle the competing needs of their beautiful new baby and the career make/break project they are now leading? It’s his/her first big chance. And in his/her mind and the present economic climate, it could be their last.

How does do we deal with the “to-do list from hell” in our projects when there’s a sweet-smelling little baby waiting at home? How does a father look his tired wife in the eyes as he leaves home at 5.30am and walks in at 7pm? How does he make the choice to eat his dinner and pull out his laptop and work from home for a couple more hours?

Yes, he probably does say to himself, it’s only a few weeks more. And we can all understand why that could be a reasonable choice for him.

But is it a real choice he’s making? Is it driven by his most important values?


April 7, 2009

What’s Important In Life For Decluttering?

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspiredhoney @ 6:46 am

Do you have a to-do list?

Does yours seem never-ending?

And when you look at it, does it remind you of how little time you have to do it all?

Time is such a precious commodity in our modern age.

What’s Important

None of us can do all the things we have on our to-do list, so we make priorities. We plan some. We let some other things go – that’s if we follow any of the time-management principles anyway.

We let them slide off the list and into the “round filing cabinet” because they’re seemingly impossible. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Either in our brain or on our list, we’ve looked at that item and asked ourselves “can I do that?” and decided we couldn’t.

All things on our list don’t have to be done.

Just like not all bright ideas we have are useful, not all “must-dos” must be done.

What influences that decision? What drives our priorities?

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