Do less? No, thanks.

In last week’s excessively long blog post, I postulated that if we (and by we I mean me) are doing too many things and feeling stressed out, we should do fewer things.

I wrote that as a speech for my Toastmasters club, and by the time I gave the speech, I was convinced I was wrong. Sure, it makes perfect sense. But if we’re stressed about doing too much, there are actually two solutions:
1) Do less
2) Don’t be stressed about it.

I’m choosing option 2. I still get to do lots of stuff. I just have to remember that the only things important enough to get stressed out about are writing and my job. And even then, fretting too much is pointless.

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  1. I came to the same realization recently, and made the same choice. It can be difficult to keep perspective when you’re spinning that many plates, but all I have to do to remind myself it’s not worth stressing is ask myself, “Do I want to stop doing any of these things?”

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