By Casey Grey
If there's anything I could do without in my life, it's having to make a decision on what I should wear.
I just spent way too much time choosing what I was going to wear today. I was thinking about who I was going to be meeting, where I was going to be and what I felt good in.
Today is a particular productive day of meetings so I needed something that addressed many different things. I'm looking at two projects for a design firm here in Ottawa. I'm meeting with a past client at their home to look at some exterior work. I'm meeting for lunch with a potential client to discuss their project. Finally I have our usual weekly team meeting at one of our sites.
So I want to be presentable but I need to make sure I'm warm plus I need to go onto the job site so I need steel toe boots. Most importantly I want to be comfortable and I want to be me.
Like most people, I enjoy nice stuff. Clothes is one of those things. That being said, I'm a jeans-and-long-sleeve-shirt-with-rolled-up-sleeves-kind-of-guy. Add a nice watch to that, nice shoes and maybe a hat depending on the circumstances and I'm good to go. Problem is my long sleeve shirts are coming to the end of their life, one of my watches recently broke and another one has a dead battery. I left one of my hats at my mother-in-laws as well... Now I'm looking at my clothes and things aren't matching and I'm not feeling good about my options.
Time to make a change! Like I said, I've wasted too much time on this already. If I dig deep, that's the part that bothers me. The wasted time. Life is too short to worry about this stuff.
So what's the plan? I need to make sure I have clothes ready to go and I don't care if they're all the same. Actually, I would prefer it if they were all the same because it's one less decision I need to make for the day. "Do I want jeans or jeans? The black shirt or the black shirt?" Perfect!
"Hey sweetie, can you grab me five plain long sleeve shirts and a couple pairs of jeans next time you're out shopping? And if there's a nice wood watch, grab me that as well. Thanks, sweetie. I love you."
Hop online and order what I need.
Head to the store myself.
I will not be wasting time on this stuff anymore. I'll keep my decision making points for things that really need my skills. Choosing clothes is not one of them.
Where are you wasting time in your life? What can you do to solve this? Can you systemize it? Can you delegate it? Can you delete it? Figure it out so that you can focus on what you're good at.