We all take on commitments, and each commitment creates obligations.
Clearing out the obligations and focusing on the commitments I actually want to fulfill simplifies my life and helps me feel more "in balance".
We run into trouble when we end up with obligations that we realize we really don't want to fulfill.
So before I take on something new, I ask myself, "Is this a commitment I want to take on?
Or will it end up being a bunch of obligations that I really don't want to do?
And what in my life now is really just an obligation that I don't care about any more?