This week’s practice is the “stop doing list” according to the Whole Life Challenge. It’s one I appreciate and have used for years. And yet, this is a time to revisit it in the pursuit of consistently and incrementally improving.
While they’re asking for three things to stop, I’ve also included a guideline for myself to add a “stop doing” for anything I add to my to do list at this time. I do this to make myself more thoughtful about what I continue to add as a person who has realized my identity is intertwined with accomplishment.
As I work through this in the weeks to follow, these are the alternatives I’ll consider when adding a to do:
- Can this be delegated?
- Can this be automated?
- Can this be outsourced?
- Can I let this go?
- Am I the right person to do this?
- What’s the timeline given what’s on my list already?
- What are my priorities right now, will this distract from them?
- Why do I want to do this anyway?
- What am I giving up if I do this?
If this is helpful, add your questions or what you’ll stop doing in the comments – I’d love to learn with you!