Our current society thrives on a fast pace. People rush around, stressed and stretched.  Americans tend to be over-committed physically, emotionally and financially. People do whatever it takes to have an edge or to give their kids an edge, which results in being stretched and exhausted.

I recently heard a speaker recommend creating a To Don’t list—a list of things we will stop or avoid doing—a list that focuses on priorities. When creating a To Don’t list, cut out one scheduled activity and cut something from your personal calendar. The more stretched you are, the more stressed you are.  Don’t book your entire day. Carefully weigh each family commitment and determine which ones earn a spot on the To Don’t list.

Ephesians 5 reminds us to examine our time when is says, “Do not be as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time.” Have wisdom in the choices that affect your day, your life and your family. Life will be more focused, more energetic, more meaningful, and more joyful, and you will be more productive and more positive in your commitments.

So put a “To Don’t List” on Your “To Do List” today!