By Wendy Lim, 1 minute read
A few weeks ago, I realised I had overcommitted. It happened so quickly.
I got overexcited and started saying yes to any projects, ideas, opportunities that sounded exciting. But I soon noticed feeling overwhelmed and trying to cram too much into my day. Trying to make it all work, instead of stepping back and choosing to say no to the activities that wouldn’t be important long term. I’m practicing making myself ‘unbusy’. So that the few things I choose to do, get done well with 100% of my focus.
Another life lesson I keep having to repeat. Over and over. Being selective about what I choose to commit to. When you say ‘Yes’ to one thing, you are also saying ‘No’ to something else. That no could be time with loved ones, time for you to exercise, practicing meditation/yoga, etc. It’s always the activity that will fulfil and support us the most that seems to be the first to be dropped off the priority.
What are you saying ‘Yes’ (and ‘No’) to this week? Are you putting your needs last? Want to practice getting ‘unbusy’ with me. Say ‘No’ to one thing that is not a long term priority today. Take it off your to do list.
I said no to a volunteering project on Saturday. It was hard. But the other person understood.
We may not be able to choose the situation we find ourselves in, but we do have a choice in how we choose to respond.
Good Luck. I have faith in you.