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Why 7 Minutes

Taking 7 Minutes every day to think... Taking 7 Minutes in the evening and 7 Minutes in the morning to decide how you will spend the minutes […]

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Our Philosophy

Time is life. We are a time management and productivity company helping people and businesses organize their lives. Life is experienced in minutes […]

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The Science

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The Strategy

The strategy of time management requires the allocation of attention, determination and perseverance. Time management is a skill and […]

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The 7 Minute Life gives you a structure and a framework to take 7 minutes a day to think about and plan how you will choose to spend your time. 

Improve Your Time Management in 7 Minutes

24 hours in a day. 1440 minutes in a day. 1% of your day = 14 minutes. 7 minutes in the evening-7 minutes in the morning.

With The 7 Minute Life you will learn how to leverage 1% of your day to: think, clarify, plan, prioritize, and choose how you will spend the remaining 99% of your time.

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Five Ways to Increase Your Attention Span: #1 Stretch

People often ask me, "Allyson, how can I improve my time management? I am always distracted. It is like I am spinning in circles. I need to learn how to increase my attention span."

How to Increase Your Attention Span

Paying attention and learning how to focus your total concentration is a skill, not a personality trait.

Your attention oscillates throughout the day. Here are FIVE common-sense ways to increase your attention span to improve your time management and daily productivity. Understand the concept of attentional oscillation:

    • Stretch
      Humans are not built to sit at their desk all day. As your body tires your productivity eventually hits an invisible wall. Stretching increases your blood flow and can kick start your ability to complete the project or task you are working on. Stand up. Raise your arms above your head as high as you can and stretch.
    • Sleep
      The National Sleep Foundation recommends that an adult between the ages of 26 - 64 requires seven to nine hours of sleep. (Click on the link below the image to read the entire article and enlarge their sleep chart.) You can improve your attention span by choosing to sleep.Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 10.41.11 PM

http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

  • Food
    When you are hungry it is difficult to pay attention.  Your body has a hierarchy of needs. The need for food is stronger than your desire to finish a task. It is almost impossible to concentrate when  your subconscious thoughts are generated from your stomach and not your brain. Keep healthy snacks in your office and eat small portions of food throughout the day.
  • Water
    Are you really drinking 64 ounces of water everyday? The human brain needs hydration to function.
  • Stress
    Procrastination, distraction, interruption and indecision create stress and anxiety in your daily work. Ruminating about what you should have done yesterday or worrying about the report due tomorrow means you are focusing your time, your energy and your attention not focusing on what you should be doing right now.

 

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The following paragraphs are from an interview with Joe Hardy, PhD, the senior director of research and development for the company that runs Lumosity:

“Joe Hardy, PhD, is the senior director of research and development at Lumos Labs, a company that develops computer programs designed to improve attention, memory, and cognitive processing speed. When I asked Joe about the brevity of the average attention span, he pointed out that attention is the dynamic allocation of your attentional resources. It is how you select and process specific information for dynamic and changing periods of time.
I am not sure there is a correct answer to how long a person can pay attention,” he says.
“Maybe the way to ask the question is ‘How does performance change over time as you are working on a particular task?’ The bottom line is that our ‘attentional resources’ oscillate over time; your ability to focus your attention goes up and it goes down. It’s not just that you have a limited attention span, but also that your ability to focus your attention oscillates based on your stress level, what you have eaten, how much sleep you have had, and even if you find yourself ‘bored’ with a particular task. The good news is, science is discovering multiple ways to cognitively train your brain to help you increase your attention span, your memory, and your focus.”

Excerpt from:
The 7 Minute Solution:
Time Strategies to Prioritize, Organize & Simplify your Life at Work & at Home
by Allyson Lewis
(Simon & Schuster, 2011)


 

 

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How to Have More Time in Your Day!

We find the most common questions we hear from individuals include: how can I learn how to stop the distractions and interruption is my day, I have way to many distractions, why am I procrastinating, how come I am so disorganized, I need more time, I need a lot more time.

  • "I don't have enough time."
  • “If I only had more time."
  • "I  am overwhelmed."
  • "I am stressed."
  • "I have too much to do."
  • "I will never get this project finished on time."

Imagine getting to the end of the day and being able to say, “I did everything, I said I would.” That is a great feeling. Do you ever get to do that? If you’re not doing that regularly then you may have overestimated how many projects, tasks and activities you can realistically finish in a single day.

The bottom line is that we all get the same 24 hours and 7 days a week. You can’t add to or take away from these. Highly productive people don’t think about needing more time, instead they optimize the quantity of time they have.


When you regularly find yourself saying, "I don't have enough time."

These are several of the most common culprits for not having enough time in your day. You are:

  • Over-committed to projects that are not in alignment with your role or position in your company.
  • Unable to keep commitments
  • Constantly renegotiating meeting times due to conflicts
  • Missing critical deadlines regularly
  • Too tired to manage basic chores at home
  • Double or triple booked on evenings and weekends
  • Find yourself saying, “I overwhelmed, anxious and stressed.”

For every action you take there is an opportunity cost. In other words, each time you choose to do something you are ruling out other possibilities. Given the fact that you have a finite number of hours.

Click on the Weekly Schedule PDF below. Look at the tasks you need to complete in the next week, schedule when you will do them, and mark off a realistic amount of time it will take you to start and finish each task or activity. You need to be selectivity in what you choose to do each day.

You cannot do it all.


6 time management tips to simplify your life and free up more time.

1. Simplify

Okay, it’s time to make some choices. Something is going to have to go, to make space for the things you really want. Something is going to have to go to make room for activities that produce the results you want to see. Don’t think of these as losses, rather consider them investments in the best version of yourself.

2. Pass it off

Delegate, outsource, ask a favor, trade with someone else, or whatever you can do to get low priority tasks out of your hands and into someone else’s. Keep in mind that a task you dread is likely something someone else loves. They might even do it better than you.

3. Ask for help

Even if you can’t get entirely rid of a task, adding hands to the task may expedite it off of your list. We have laundry folding parties in my home.

4. Prune

Some tasks are just time drains, such as, habitually checking Facebook, or channel surfing on television late at night. Also, some tasks that seem important on your list may not be missed even if they don’t get done. Let’s face it, if a task has been rolling over from one todo list to the next for weeks how important could it be? Prune it. Cut it off.

5. Quit

Sometimes quitting a commitment is far better for everyone than holding a position that you are ineffectively maintaining. You will be free from the guilt of not getting the job done and the board, committee, or organization you resign from will be free to replace you with someone who can dedicate the time needed to the task.

6. Renegotiate

Sometimes, you don’t need to quit, but you may need to renegotiate the level of commitment that you have. For example, a monthly commitment may need to become quarterly. Guard your docket with filter questions: Once you have established your priorities, purpose, and goals before saying yes to anything, ask yourself, “Will this move my goals forward, or is it only going to be a distraction?” That type of question is what’s known as a filter question. As you become clearer on what is truly valuable activity, you will find it easier to say no.

Conclusion

"I don't have enough time.", is a reality. The 7 Minute Life believes time management and productivity are NOT about accomplishing more every day. Our time management principle is to learn the skill of doing less so you can focus your full attention on accomplishing the right activities.


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Increase Your Productivity - Ask For Help

Asking for help with a task our a project is one of the tiny "micro-actions" we talk about at The 7 Minute Life.

Here is a best practice to improve your team's:

  • time management
  • productivity
  • efficiency
  • product management
  • goal attainment
  • loyalty
  • and, moral

Can you really increase your productivity by asking for help?

Yes! How many times during an average work day do you spend trying to figure something out? You instantly know that "you don't know" what needs to be done or how to figure out the next step you need to take to accomplish the task or project you are working on completing.

It can take more than an hour to remember how to use the needed software, or where to find the old documents that you could use as a template.


The 7 Minute Life Time Management: Your Highest and Best (stroke and copyright)

Your Highest and Best

What is the best use of your time right now. Are you working on tasks and projects you love to do and have the strengths and aptitudes to complete them in an efficient manor?

The Importance of Knowing "Your Highest and Best"

The 7 Minute Life is a time management training and coaching company. It only makes sense that when you are working on projects you love to do, your productivity will instantly increase.

When you are assigned projects in alignment with your personal strengths then you find challenge, excitement and fulfillment in your daily work.

How to Use this Powerful Time Management Worksheet

  1. Click Here to Download the Highest and Best Worksheet
  2. Schedule a time for yourself and your entire team to complete each section of the exercise.
  3. Make sure each team member writes down at least ten statements for each section:
    - what do you love to do at work
    - what do you believe are your personal strengths
    - what are your "highest value activities"
    - and, how would you like to be rewarded at work
  4. Take time to break into smaller groups and review your
    answers and discuss your thoughts about what you
    have learned about each other.

 

Below is a handwritten copy of one of my recent "Highest and Best" worksheets:

 

7 Minutes Allyson's Highest and Best

 

What I Love to Do At Work:

  1. Write
  2. Create the unimagined
  3. Help people financially
  4. Help people learn
  5. Have and lead and amazing team
  6. Connect people
  7. Design products
  8. Market
  9. Sell
  10. Dream
[one_half_last]
My Strengths:

  1. I don't fear failing
  2. I am an optimist
  3. I am a leader
  4. I am smart
  5. I can inspire others to take action
  6. I believe in my work
  7. I have ADD (therefore) I have lots of ideas
  8. I have capital
  9. I believe BIG and wonderful things
  10. I believe God's hand is my guide[/one_half_last]
My "Highest Value Activities" Are:

  1. Read the Bible / Pray / Seek His Direction
  2. Create a Goals / Roadmap
  3. Assign tasks to specific people
  4. With deadlines and expectations
  5. Work / delegate to an administrative assistant
  6. Sell / Contact new people
  7. Connect now
  8. Talk to influencers / be mentored
  9. Create the coaching program
  10. Create our joint venture launch

[one_half_last]
I Like to be Rewarded By:

  1. I want my office to be completely organized
  2. I want others to work
  3. The work is the reward
  4. I want to include my children
  5. Sharing Hope with others
  6. Teaching / Traveling
  7. Value = Financial Success
  8. Giving money away
  9. Verbal affirmation
  10. Acts of Kindness[/one_half_last]

Personal Note from Allyson:

Working through this "Highest and Best" worksheet every 90 days is a profound reminder of four signification aspects of our daily work that affect much more than my productivity and efficiency. When I am assigned and working on tasks and projects that I love to do, have the strengths to accomplish, know what I value as my the best activities I bring to work and know that my teammates clearly know the rewards that encourage me - the outcome of this is:

  • My work is meaningful and I believe it is making a difference in our company and the people we serve.
  • The projects I am asked to work on are challenging and interesting to me and these activities make my work more of a mission than a job
  • Having everyone on my team know what I believe are my "Highest Value Activities" let's them know how I would like to spend my time moving our company forward and adding value to our friends, fans and other people looking to The 7 Minute Life to improve their time management so they can re-connect with the values, priorities and purpose that is most important to them. When I know I am working on my "Highest Value Activities" I completely re-engage with my daily work.
  • And, finally there is no doubt that I am a self-motivated person. And, having a clear view of my rewards creates an urgency and excitement to complete each of my projects

The opposite of all of this is finding yourself working on a project you "HATE" to do, knowing you do not have the knowledge or strengths to accomplish the tasks (this feeling fills you with stress and anxiety and frustration), having no idea of how you can use one of your "highest value activities" to focus your attention on accomplishing the task you have been given to complete, which means that project will not be completed on time or with the information needed to move your business to a higher level.


The answer is to know your team members.

If you have been asked to work on a task you hate, ask a person you know would love to work on that very same task to help you.

If you become frustrated and angry because you can't figure out what you should do next, ask the person who has the aptitudes and strengths to mentor you through the sequences of completion.

Do not be afraid to ask for help.

Asking for help is one of the best time management tips.

 


 

 

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We want you to share your story of what The 7 Minute Life has meant to you.

We are building an entire section of our website featuring friends and supporters of The 7 Minute Life. Sharing real stories to encourage one another and to help us spread our mission.

We are looking for long time advocates as well as those new to The 7 Minute Life time management workshops, books, planners, coaching, tools and ideas.
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We will need a photo of you in real life (not just a head shot) working, walking, being with your family, working on a hobby, coaching a baseball team or volunteering with your favorite charity. These are some examples:

 

What time management stories should you share? I believe time management is "life management." By sharing our stories of life together we will be able to share a message of hope.

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Send us your story.
Help us spread the message of The 7 Minute Life.
You are the reason we exist!

Submit your photos and story to:
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These are sample questions you might answer - feel free to add any other information you would like to share. What we are looking for are stories and these questions will serve as a guideline for these beautiful stories.

  1. What is your profession?
  2. Why do you want to improve your personal time management skills" and how were you introduced to the 7 Minute Life.
  3. Describe what difficulties you were facing that led you to look for time management tools and strategies.
  4. What is the one tool/tip/strategy that you would recommend to the people reading this?
  5. What is the one tool/tip/strategy that you continue to use in your daily life and has now become a habit as a result of the 7 Minute Life?
  6. What do you enjoy most about your life?

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For years I wanted to go skydiving. The photo below was taken of me skydiving in July of 2014. I loved it.

"Life is a journey. Journey On!"

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How to Get Rid of Distractions

Normal Brain Function

Normal Brain Function

Normal Brain Function

Your brain is a giant and miraculous information processor. The estimated 100 billion neurons in your brain constantly receives millions of bits of information. These bits of information are received through the five senses:

  • sight
  • sound
  • smell
  • touch
  • taste

The image above (yes, Allyson Lewis drew these images) is intended to illustrate the sensory inputs your brain is constantly processing. Your brain filters through these millions of inputs and makes an initial decision of what bits of information will make it through your brain's initial filter into your subconscious mind.

Throughout every moment of every day your brain is bombarded with these constant and ongoing tiny pieces of information. Some of these inputs your brain will choose to allow through the filter and allow this information to move from a random sensory input into a conscious thought. An example of this might be you are looking at a document with text and that sensory information (via sight) subconsciously recognized the words on the page and translates the sensory input into the conscious activity of reading.

Regardless of the task or project you are working on, your brain is sorting through the chaos of inputs and considering each and every bit of information, then in a "yes or no" fashion your brain decides which individual bits of data are important enough to let through the filter... one bit of data at a time.

I hope this illustration makes it instantly clear that when you are deliberately focusing your full attention on accomplishing a task you have primed your brain's filter to let in the information you need to use and filter out the unneeded information.

When you are thinking clearly the information filtering through your senses seems to flow effortlessly into your conscious thought and at that point you are considered to be:

  • focused
  • attentive
  • productive
  • efficient
  • deliberate
  • intentional

In these focused moments time stands still and you are filled with a sense of fulfillment and purpose. You are productive. You clearly know what you are working on and you are deliberately moving to the completion of the task. In this place of focus, you experience joy, challenge, excitement, motivation and engagement.

 

Distracted Brain

Distracted Brain

Distracted Brain Function

Now, look at this image of the distracted brain function.

"Larger & Louder!" The distractions of life.

Right now as you attempt to focus on reading this blog post your brain is filtering through and deciding upon what information you will experience as your reality.

A distraction happens when you see, touch, taste, smell or hear even the tiniest things that abruptly interrupt your concentration. The distracted brain image shows distractions as intruding thoughts that seem louder and larger than what you were focused on just a moment ago.

How many times have been deep in thought working on a task when you suddenly hear the sound of your name from twenty feet away?

Or, you are sitting in a restaurant with a friend engrossed in conversation when a glass plate unexpectedly crashes and breaks right beside you?

As I understand it, your conscious awareness has extremely limited bandwidth. Interesting your brain filters out most of the information you do not need at any given point . Right now your brain may be filtering out the following:

  • what is the temperature in your office
  • how many files are on your desk
  • are you thirsty
  • are you hungry
  • are you tired
  • can you feel the shoes on your feet
  • are you aware of the chair you are sitting on
  • the buzz of the heat or air conditioner
  • the noise of the traffic outside
  • the chatter of voices
  • the button you need to sew on your coat
  • the soccer game after work
  • your car that needs to be washed
  • your tie is too tight
  • you need to remember to pick up the birthday cake
  • the phone call you need to return
  • the staff meeting you need to prepare for
  • the emotional distractions from lack of sleep, exercise and water

It is shocking to me that the human brain can process through every individual bit of data and the continuous chaos of sensory inputs and transform it into usable information.


 

Where is the Brain's "Distraction Filter"?

One of the miracles of your brain is called the prefrontal cortex.

I love the science of neuroplasticity and motivation. I want to help you clearly understand the whys and hows behind the choices you have been making—and how you can make better choices in the future.

The prefrontal cortex is the thinking part of the brain. This is where life happens! In this space just behind your forehead, ideas are created, thoughts are pondered, imagination grows (or dies), judgments are made. This part of the brain is highly specialized in humans; this is where you define meaning, plan for the future, and imagine. Your values, priorities, purpose, goals, drive, motivation, learning, love, and hope all live here.

Often referred to as the area of “executive function,” the prefrontal cortex is responsible for thinking, planning, focus, attention, impulse control, willpower, making big life choices, choosing appropriate behaviors,and establishing and working toward goals.

Source: The 7 Minute Solution: Time Strategies to Prioritize, Organize & Simplify your Life at Work & at Home by Allyson Lewis


How to Get Rid of Distractions:
7 Ways to Improve Your Attention & Focus

1. Micro-actions. Set tiny objectives so you are able to focus on accomplishing tiny actions. We call these the "Micro-Actions". One of the most successful ways to clear out the clutter is to identify exactly what you need to accomplish, what is the task you will choose to complete in the next few minutes? Of course, your brain is not able to focus if there is no object on which to focus.When you deliberately choose to accomplish one tiny action at a time, your brain is happy to tighten the filter cutting out all other distractions - knowing that your brain will only have to concentrate so intensely for a few minutes.

2. "Sprint and Rest - Sprint and Rest - Sprint and Rest." Current brain science implicates the average adult attention span ranges from two seconds to twenty minutes. Of course you will become distracted once you have reached your limits. Know your limits and accept them as boundaries that must be dealt with. When you become distracted, stop what you are doing. Jolt yourself into a different frame of mind. Distract YOURSELF from the project and take a walk, grab a bottle of water or even take a short nap. Let your brain rest and then sprint again.

3. Know the heavy cost of distraction. True example: A business acquaintance of mine was walking into the boardroom of her corporate office. She was texting a message on her phone with one hand while opening the heavy glass door with her other hand. Her mind was not able to shift her focus in time. She was distracted. My friend unexpectedly slipped and fell to the ground with her right hand caught in the glass pull of the heavy the door. As she fell, her wrist was snapped into pieces. It was gruesome. And, to make it worse, she fell in front of the other major officers in her company. When you know the cost of distraction and can consciously weigh that cost against the benefit of being attentive you will begin to choose to be more attentive.

4. Strengthen your brain's filter. Your brain's filter is much like a muscle that weakening or strengthening based on your regular activities. The more you focus on meaningful projects, the more you train yourself to think deliberately you will find yourself less distracted. Conversely, if you choose to continuously watch mindless television you are training your brain enjoy distraction. Television shows, music videos and movies are now editing their films to three seconds per shot. Why? Because rather than take the time to read a book (which requires tremendous focus), legions of people are training themselves night after night that they can only be entertained "three seconds" at a time. Improving your focus is as simple as focusing more often. Like a muscle your brain will strengthen when put to positive use.

5. Clarify "enough." Time management is not about doing more. Time management revolves around utilizing your time and attention to start and complete individual steps taking you to a final goal. If there is no goal your brain thinks you will never have done "enough." Not only will you be stressed and overwhelmed not knowing when it is ok to quit, you will never, ever, ever finish a single project because you don't know what "finished" will look like. To reduce distraction set milestones and when you reach a clearly defined milestone for the day, then you will be able to say "enough."

6. Focus on your aptitudes. Work on projects in alignment with your personal strengths and talents. Take another look at the image on the left. It is so much easier to filter out distractions when you are working on projects you like. I am a writer. I have spent most of the day working on this blog post. During the research phase, I would "Sprint then rest - Sprint then rest." After I compiled all of the data my brain was tired. So, I consciously jolted myself out of my work, called my daughter and enjoyed a quality trip to the mall. That impromptu visit with my daughter rejuvenated me. And, helped me "filter" through the information I wanted to write about in this blog post. That was five hours ago, when writing I am swept away. In this moment time and distractions don't exist.

7. Accept challenges, learn, innovate, try something new. Take a novel approach to a difficult project. Get out of the ruts. Collaborate with colleagues. Work outside in the sunshine. Go to a conference. Find a mentor. Reboot your heart, body, mind and soul. Accomplishment of something as simple as marking a single task off your list carries the power to reduce distractions and re-focus your mind for the next challenge.

Conclusion:

Distraction is a normal part of life. The 7 Minute Life is built on the foundational understanding that people have very short attention spans. One of our missions is to help people acknowledge the power of attention and the pain of distraction. As you become more familiar with the tools, processes, planners and concepts of The 7 Minute Life, you will see the power of working through your day in 7 Minute increments.

The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner is by far our most powerful time management tool. I use it every day to create a realistic written daily plan of action.

If you struggle with distraction and if you are looking for a solution find out more about The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner by watching this four minute video:


Allyson LewisAllyson's Personal Note:

I have ADD. I continue to live in a world of overflowing distractions. The constant distractions have been an incredible blessing in my life. We are known as "creatives." My mind swirls with new and novel and out of the box ideas by the thousands. And, I really do mean thousands.

Yet, I wanted to know how to get rid of some of the distractions and improve my time management. I wanted to know how to increase my attention span, learn how to sharpen my focus and concentrate on starting and finishing one project at a time. Through study and by surrounding myself with brilliant team members some of my ideas have had the privilege of being brought to life through books, planners, speaking engagements and the  executive coaching programs we share through The 7 Minute Life.

Twenty years ago I began to study time management and productivity.

Since 2006 I have been studying the brain science of “neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity states that the brain is "plastic" or changeable. This article is dedicated to everyone who struggles with ADD/ADHD or any other form of distraction.

Final Note: I am not a trained psychologist, rather a life-long student with a goal of continual learning. I hope you enjoy this article. If so, pass it along.


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How and Why to say No to Improve Your Time Management

Time is how you experience life. There are twenty-four hours in each day. Twenty-four hours are boundaries that cannot be changed.

The objective of improving your personal time management is to have time to live a meaningful and purposeful life.

Improving your time management should begin with a careful examination of what how you spend your day. Much of your day is scripted, but you have control over the time frame for many of your daily routines. You choose:

  • what time you wake up
  • what time you eat breakfast
  • what time you go to work - are you late or on time
  • what time you eat lunch - how much time of your day will you invest in having lunch
  • what time you leave work
  • what time you have dinner
  • what time you go to sleep -how long you sleep

The 7 Minute Life 15 Minute Tracking Page visually outlines how much of your daily time is scripted and how many hours you have each day to make conscious choices. This image should make you astonishingly aware of how little time you have each day to work on your projects and tasks at work and to focus your attention on the decisions you will make for how you will spend your time at home.

TSML 15 Minute Tracking and Notes Page


 Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life

"Your ability to focus on just a few of those things and screen out the rest allows you to experience a more or less orderly world."

"Screening out the rest..." - means saying "NO" is the ONLY way for you to focus on those few things that will allow you to experience your life in the most productive and meaningful way. By saying "No" you are able to say "Yes" to the conscious choices you can make every day of your life.


Personal Note from Allyson Lewis

I am 54 years old. During these 54 years there have been 19,710 days. Only in the last few years have I found the strength to say "NO" to activities that are not in alignment with my priorities and purpose. Life is short. There are boundaries for the days I have left in my life. My prayer is I will learn to celebrate the choices (the "YESES") the conscious and deliberate choices for how I will spend every hour of every day.

My life has been full of difficult circumstances. I have chosen to say "NO" to spending time dwelling on the past and I am expectantly looking forward to experiencing today.

The future will come into reality and I will plan for that future. However, today is all I have to live.

Allyson LewisLife is a journey. Journey on!

~ Allyson Lewis

 

 

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