Adding a workout or squeezing in a run to reclaim your energy and strength might sound like the best option right now.

After all, it’s the doing of things that makes us feel like we’re making progress toward our goal.

But your basket is already more packed than a hipster’s picnic.

Stuffing another thing into your basket will only add to your stress. It won’t do any favors for the odds of sticking with your new activities.

Often the right starting point is to look at your existing list of stuff to do. And then find a thing or two you can remove to create even a sliver of space for what matters.