I was thinking how lucky I was during this particular hurricane. Normally, where I live in Mahwah, our home gets hit pretty hard since we live off the Ramapo River.

So here’s some good advice when the “uncontrollables” force you to change your thinking about all you have to do. Quickly get some of what you believe you’re supposed to do off your calendar by implementing the following 4 D’s:


Use these four “D” words to help you strategize your actions when there is simply too much on your plate on any given day or when an emergency comes up:

  • Delete
  • Delay
  • Diminish
  • Delegate

When you realize that you can’t possibly fit all your To-Do’s into your 24-hour day, help yourself make decisions based on the 4D’s. It’ll help you take action which will project you forward.