If you find that overcommitment gets in your way of focusing, consider figuring out how to say no more often. Identify some strategies to politely say no when you cannot afford to take on any additional responsibilities. This can really help you Get Focused.
Here are a couple ideas to get you started:
- When asked to join another committee say, “Thank you for considering me for the committee, but I just have too much on my plate right now.”
- When a family member asks you to take on a new responsibility, say, “I’m sorry, I just can do this one. Can take it on this time?”