How to transform your habits and achieve the life you desire

Overcommitment Cleanse – This is a week long program to get you started in eliminating Overcommitment in your life.  

Overcommitted Journal (Amazon Affiliate Link):

Overcommitted Documents

Here you will find the documents mentioned in the book:

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Overcommitment Activity Assessment (Decision Tree)
  3. Overcommitment Assessment (Spreadsheet)



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Todoist (Doist)

Doist is the productivity tool you need to get work and life organized. Collect tasks, organize projects, and plan your day.

Atomic Habits: James Clear

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving – every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

Awaken The Giant Within: Tony Robbins

Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEYMaster the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

The 4-Hour Work Week: Tim Ferris

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

Documents Referenced

Note: In my extensive research regarding overcommitment I read the articles below.  If they are not specifically quoted in the book no specific items were utilized directly from these authors.  


However I would like to acknowledge that there are additional resources beyond my book related to overcommitment. 

6 Signs That You’re Overcommitted: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/employees/6-signs-that-youre-overcommitted/

Forbes article detailing the toxicity of the hustle culture:


Harvard Medical School article showing how only the overworked die young:


Microsoft article that details the third peak: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/worklab/triple-peak-day

Overextended and Overcommitted: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-gamma/overextended-and-overcommitted

Self-sabotage: Why do students spread themselves so thin?: http://thedailycougar.com/2019/02/26/students-spread-thin/

The Art of the Finish: How to Go From Busy to Accomplished: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2007/10/18/the-art-of-the-finish-how-to-go-from-busy-to-accomplished

The Overcommitted Organization: https://hbr.org/2017/09/the-overcommitted-organization

The Trap of Overcommitting: http://lmiexperience.org/the-trap-of-overcommitting/

Vitalsmarts article showing 3 out of 5 people overcommit: