The “not-to-do” list

stanley-parkWhat kinds of things should go on your “not-to-do” list?

We spend so much time thinking about our “to-do” lists that we forget to think about the things we can choose not to do. The Writing Sisters reminded me of this in a post last August. When we choose not to do something, we free up time to do the things we love.

I, for example, could choose to:

  • not watch TV unless there is something informative or illuminatingly entertaining on
  • not waste time worrying over things I can’t control
  • not say “Yes” to every request for assistance or participation

A day lies before me, and I can choose to busy myself with activities that inspire me and my family and improve our lives, or I can fritter away my time with activities that inhibit that.

Among the choices now before you, how will you spend your day?    


About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on January 8, 2013, in How do you define success?, Inspiration, Living life to the fullest and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Don’t tempt me 😉

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