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Quit One Thing.

I've been overwhelmed. 

So, I decided to be a little cut throat and cut out one activity from my list. I am no longer going to write weekly blog posts for Dynamo Writing. Instead, I'm going to focus my attention on school and The Rule Breaker's Club (especially creating the Résumé Revamp service and handbook).


If you're overwhelmed by life in any way, shape, or form, I'm going to recommend doing something drastic:


Quit one thing.

Quit one activity that you despise.

Quit one thing that you dread doing.

Quit one job that you think you can't. Trust me, you'll figure it out.


Quitting one thing doesn't make you lazy.

Quitting one thing will help you to focus, improve the quality of your work, help you to specialize, better your health, help you to sleep more, and make you happier.

Quitting one thing will improve organization, productivity, and your social life.


Quit one thing because life is short, and you're missing it.

Quit one thing because you don't want to be remembered as the person who does ___________.

Quit one thing because you'll get better at everything else.

Quit one thing because, contrary to what you believe, you cannot catch up on sleep when you're dead. You'll kill yourself trying.

Quit one thing because it'll reduce your stress.


Just go on and quit one thing. I dare you.

So, what are you going to quit doing?

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Reader Comments (4)

I'm going to quit doing the dishes, and hire somebody else to do it for me. I would much rather focus on building good websites, instead of fretting because all my coffee cups are dirty.

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCAELAN HUNTRESS

Ha! A few weeks ago I tried to convince Future Wife to outsource laundry and grocery shopping.

Didn't work.

However I can think of way better ways to spend those hours!

I fully support quitting. It's not 'giving up' or anything negative because, in my opinion, if you're not going to do something 100% then half assing it just to finish it is much worse than quitting.

October 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim Webster

Hahaha so funny! Since I've become more passionate about my work I have also become much more angry with chores! Hmm, topic for a blog post, perhaps?

Love it! I just saw this on Facebook: "Adult Life - If you're not tired, you're doing it wrong." Stupidest thing I've seen in a long time and so completely backwards. Our society is headed for self-destruction...

October 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

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