A powerful way to gain more time
Flourish- Ignite your Personal Power was an incredible day spent with extraordinary women who are committed to adding more fulfillment, clarity, and passion to their lives.
I always learn so much when I have the privilege to facilitate a space for women to reflect and connect with themselves and others, magic really does happen.
One of the processes I shared with the women on the day is called DDDC, Delete. Delegate. Defer. Commit. It is a powerful exercise and I want to share it with you so that you too can create more time in your life for the things that are truly important to you.
Firstly let me define for you what each of these words mean in this context.
To Delete – Things that feel like a ‘should’, or when you think about it, is not in line with what is important to you and your life. Anything where you are trying to impress another or be seen in a certain light by another are all ‘deletable’.
To Delegate – Something someone else can do. Can your children pack their own pack lunches, can you hire a cleaner, can someone else arrange Christmas, can you give your employees more autonomy, more responsibility?
To Defer – You know you need to/want to do it, but now is not the right time. Maybe Hawaii needs to wait until next year (so you can stop looking at Airbnb now) maybe you need to up skill before you apply for the raise or promotion, maybe now is not the time to change jobs?
To Commit- You are going to do it and you are going to take action within the next day; this is important to you and not fully committing to it has negative impacts on you, the ones you love or your values and dreams.
- With pen and paper write down ten things that are weighing on you right now, ten things you feel you need to do.
- Next to each item write either, delete, delegate, defer or commit. Try and delete as much as you can, this is usually the hardest part, but the truth is not everything is important.
- Next to your delegates write down when you are going to have the conversations you need to have, and have them.
- Now write a date next to the deferred items, and put these into your calendar.
- Next to the commit items write down the first three actions you are going to take to get the momentum going and take the first action within the next day.
That is it, but as always the power is in the action. Reading this process and thinking it is a good idea is not the same as doing the process and benefiting from it.
You will be amazed at the sense of relief and the extra time you can create.
Take time this weekend to delete, delegate, defer and commit.
I would love to know how you go, so please comment or send me an email.