Time & Energy Vampires Tip #5

Here’s tip # 5 from our guest Blogger by Mark Nolan at http://www.morejoyinlife.com

Just say no to many boring social situations. Are you dreading going to the time-wasting meeting or function of the Time Vampires Anonymous group? Just politely and firmly say, “Sorry I have something else planned.” Don’t elaborate. The person is not your Dad or your boss or your banker, and you do not owe them any further explanation.

Copyright (c) by Mark Nolan and republished with permission of the author.

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The doors we open and close ….

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Whittemore *

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Whenever I’ve had enough sleep, not over done it on sugar and have no major stressors the world is really a nicer place. The more open minded and flexible my mind can be, the more possibilities and options I have. Not saying I do this daily, but when it all comes together the world is a much nicer place. Just saying.

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* Thanks @paula eder for the quote

What should Organized Living do for me ?

Organized living means clearing out the clutter from our lives, in terms of time, money, and psychological space, so that those things that are the highest priority are ensured a place of importance.

It means living purposely, not getting caught up in the call of the urgent but rather learning to keep our eyes on a pre-determined goal.

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Organized living means clearing out the clutter from our lives, in terms of time, money, and psychological space, so that those things that are the highest priority are ensured a place of importance.

It means living purposely, not getting caught up in the call of the urgent but rather learning to keep our eyes on a pre-determined goal.

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No more food for thought … Your meal plan ….. on an index card.

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I often get asked which book or website I recommend for meal plans. Hear this one ladies – get an index card, the last thing you need is a website to give you more choices.

Step away from the cook books, websites and from the notion of perfect.

Think back to the past few suppers you felt proud of, weren’t too time consuming and everyone ate. Add a starch, soup and salad

Write them on the index card along with the name of the protein. So Monday might be Fish : Breaded salmon, pasta, broccoli & lentil soup.

Keep your protein topics as your golden rule, so from now on Monday nights is fish night. Have tilapia next week if you want a change. Just limit your choice of choices and stop making decisions, just focus on the issue at hand which is getting the supplies in advance, cooking the food and carrying on with the rest of your day.

Yes you can bulk cook, yes you should use your crock pot, sure you can change your supper if you have the time to make some herb crusted fancy fish your husband loves. Just remember – it’s the decision making that is stalling you – it’s paralysis by analysis.

Refer back to your index card each Sunday and get ahead ….. now that’s food for thought !

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