Do you get a lot of spam? Mine is well filtered, but I still have to glance through the junk file to be sure that nothing important was inadvertently caught.
If spam is any guide it seems that Americans sex and meds dominate the American psyche.
Recently I noticed this subject line: Feel 10 years younger in bed today. I’m sure you can guess what product was being hyped.
However, that’s not what hit me and I’ll bet most of you will agree with my reaction—I’d much rather feel 10 years younger out of bed.
Most of the people who ask aren’t down or depressed; rather they are in jobs they like, in line for, or just gotten, a promotion, have kids they are proud of, spouses they love, but still they ask.
They ask because they are tired, not exhausted, but tired, mentally and physically.
So much to do in too few hours; so many balls to keep in the air.
So a pill that made people feel 10 years younger would be worth billions.
There is no pill, but there is something that helps—declutter.
Not your home, but your world.
Prioritize. Decide what truly matters to you and how that fits with others in your world.
Once you have your list start eliminating everything that’s not a true priority.
I’m usually told that they’ve done all that, but it turns out they still Twitter, spend a couple of hours on Facebook and follow hundreds of blogs,
When I hear this I tell them to start again at the beginning and use the thunderbolt screening method. That means looking at each item and deciding if you’ll be struck by a thunderbolt if you stop doing whatever.
For example, you are more likely to be hit with one if you miss your daughter’s soccor game than if you read your email a couple of hours later or don’t update your Facebook wall.
I’m not being fatuous, I’ve seen folks who had them reversed.
If you have trouble with ruthlessness give me a call at 866. 265.7267 or email email@example.com and I’ll be happy to help.
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