The key is not to prioritize what is on the schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey
You must take control of what you do.
Until you get clear about what you want – and what you don’t – you can’t take control.
But when you do take control, you can decide what’s on your schedule and what isn’t.
To make good on Covey’s idea above you must realize – and take seriously – the idea that there are things you can control, things you can influence and things beyond either.
What’s on your schedule, what you spend your time, attention and energy on, is within your control.
Until you accept and embrace that truth, and live accordingly, day after day, you will be stressed and tired – and everything that comes along with those things.