Most of the clients I work with have a strong drive to either lose weight or get their eating to be more peaceful.
They all have desires and goals.
And, most of them know what steps they have to take to reach these goals.
Frequently, in working toward our desires, we put all of our focus on what steps to take.
But just as frequently, what we don’t do is as important as or even more important than what we do.
Continually adding more things into your day or week is like shopping for new clothes when your closet is stuffed to the max.
Your closet has no room, right?
When you say yes a few times too often, your schedule has no room for introspection, planning or evaluating how you’re doing.
Here’s an example:
You want to lose weight.
You have a plan.
But you consistently overschedule yourself.
So you have no time to breathe and focus on your weight loss project.
Your subtraction solution might look like this: stop saying yes to everything while you pause and truly assess not only whether you want to say yes to this opportunity, but to see if you have the time to spare.
If you subtract your ‘saying yes to everything habit’ from your life, then you will have time to spend 15 minutes a day reviewing your plan, tweaking it, and getting feedback on how you are doing.
We forget that we are in charge of us.
Running our lives by saying yes to everything puts us on autopilot and our desires never get fulfilled.
The reality is that we always get to decide what we allow in, who we are close to, what we agree to, and what we take a pass on.
So, before you say ‘yes’ automatically to the next invitation or opportunity that comes your way, pause.
See if you truly have the space for it.
See if it still allows you to focus on what is most important.
Do you need to subtract something before you add something new?
Then, make the call.
You are the CEO of you.
It’s always your choice.