Are Your Commitments Worth It?

Between work, hobbies, home projects, school activities, family functions, volunteering, sports, etc. a lot is being asked of us. Many times we mindlessly say ‘yes’ to most things, if not everything. But every time we say ‘yes’ to a commitment we have to remember that we are saying ‘no’ to something else.

Before adding a commitment to your schedule, take an extra second and ask yourself if it is worth it.

Not all of us will come to the same conclusion about if a commitment is worth it or not because we all have different priorities and goals. But, we should be thinking about those priorities and goals before we say ‘yes’.

Weigh the pros and cons of what is taking up your time. Do your commitments align with your goals and priorities? 

Related: Is your calendar overflowing? It’s time to declutter your schedule.


Published by Suzanne- Happily Decluttered

Hi!! My name is Suzanne and I live in central PA with my husband and three girls. I love camping, gardening, spending time with my family, and decluttering!

12 thoughts on “Are Your Commitments Worth It?

  1. This makes so much sense. It seems a lot of people in our world wear their busyness like some sort of badge of honour. It’s important to ask ourselves if the commitment aligns with our goals and priorities. If it doesn’t, it’s okay to say no!

  2. Lately I’ve been thinking how important it is to value our time, because we tend to act as though we have all the time in the world, but once we realise that each minute is another minute we won’t get back, it becomes important to evaluate our commitments. Thanks for this post!

  3. It’s hard to give something up without feeling like a quitter, but if you can recognise where you are choosing to scale and focus instead of spreading yourself thin it can be much more fulfilling

  4. Great question, Suzanne. We make time for what’s important, and extra commitments can rob us of that time. Also, overcommitting can take away hours we might otherwise rest. Never a good thing. Have a great week! 🌞

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