We have all been there, you have so much to do and so little time. It seems like people are asking you to do more and more and you have agreed even though you know you shouldn’t have. You’re overcommitted.
In this ever expanding world of ours, we are continuously exposed opportunities and they just seem to pile up on our to-do lists like mountains. It can get very overwhelming! If you find yourself feeling like you have your head under water, and are cracking with all of these endless commitments, this episode is for you.
In this episode I talk about how we become committed, reasons why we take on more when we know that we shouldn’t, and 6 strategies to help you get back on track and manage your time better.
1. Own the commitment
2. Analyse why you are saying yes
3. Eliminate, delegate and negotiate
4. Keep going
5. Create your perfect week
6. Make the decision to change
Inshaallah these strategies help you as they have helped me!
- Hadith – Abdullah b Amr b. al-‘As (Allah be pleased with them) told him: I used to observe fast uninterruptedly and recited the (whole of the) Qur’an every night. It (the uninterrupted fasting and recital of the Qur’an every night) was mentioned to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) or he sent for me, and I went to him and he said to me: I have been informed that you fast continuously and recite (the whole of the Qur’an) every night. I said: Apostle of Allah, it is right, but I covet thereby nothing but good, whereupon he said: It suffices for you that you should observe fast for three days during every mouth. I said: Apostle of Allah, I am capable of doing more than this. He said: Your wife has a right upon you, your visitor has a right upon you, your body has a right upon you; so observe the fast of David, the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him), for he was the best worshipper of Allah. I said: Apostle of Allah, what is the fast of David? He said: He used to fast one day and did not fast the other day. He (also) said: Recite the Qur’an during every month. I said: Apostle of Allah, I am capable of doing more than this, whereupon he said: Recite it in twenty days; recite it in ten days. I said: I am capable of doing more than this, whereupon he said: Recite it every week, and do not exceed beyond this, for your wife has a right upon you, your visitor has a right upon you, your body has a right upon you. [Sahih Muslim]
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