commitments and find what is not energizing you. What drains you? And why do you continue to keep that
commitment if it isn’t something that you love?
to say yes.
and at the end of every month I wonder where the previous month went. Part of this is because I have 3 kids. I think when you have kids, time seems to
move so fast – you never have a day when you are so bored and go to the mall
for the hundredth time because you don’t know what else to do; at least I don’t
realized that I had a little more time for myself.
that I said no to.
scratch. That gets to be an awful lot of
cooking when you are at home with kids all day.
And it creates an awful lot of dishes daily. I don’t know about you, but I can easily run
my dishwasher 2-3 times each day. We run
out of dishes to use frequently, so I started buying paper plates to use. It isn’t the fanciest way to eat, but it
saves me a lot of time on clean up.
incredibly difficult decision for me. I
am also passionate about green living – and paper plates really do not fall
into the green living realm.
choice, but it allowed me more time to spend with my kids, and less stress at
the end of the day.
part in overall self-care.
removing things that cause stress will benefit you in the long run.
impact on your life, you are able to say yes to the activities that do energize
say yes to?
kids, to knitting on a Wednesday evening.
I want a peaceful environment where we are not running off to the next
activity without taking a breath. I want
to say yes to family dinners, and yes to quiet mornings.
me continue to live my life well with and for my children.
better. High stress can cause so many
health issues, so we want to avoid it at all costs!
beginning of this month? Can you cross
off some more of those items today?
in order to say yes to something else?