“…there are often many things we feel we should do that,
in fact, we don’t really have to do.
Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a
major milestone in the simplification process.”
Affirmation: It is okay for me to say, “No.”
I can only expect to achieve success without suffering burnout when I remain focused on my goals and am aware of my limitations. For this reason, I am able and willing to say, “No” when the need arises.
I prioritize the activities and people in my life. I have let go of the idea that I should be able to come up with enough energy for every single person and every single activity that comes my way.
My family comes first. They know that, as does everyone else in my life. They are aware that I am incapable of dropping everything for their needs, but I have granted them the security and confidence they deserve by putting their genuine needs first, ahead of my work and social life. They know that I am there for them when they truly need me, no matter what else may be going on in my life.
I also take time to be with friends and colleagues who are positive, supportive, and who help me in my pursuit of excellence. I have let go of the idea that I should be instantly available to everyone who asks. I am friendly with everyone, but my time is precious. I consciously choose how to spend it.
I make time to engage in activities that will relax me and further equip me to reach my dreams.
I let everything else go, without the need to feel guilty or create excuses because I know that it is perfectly okay for me to say, “No.”
Homework/ Self-Reflective Questions/ Journal Prompts:
1. Do I keep my goals in mind when deciding how to spend my time?
2. Do my friendships help or hinder me in reaching my goals?
3. Does my family really know that they come first in my life? How have I demonstrated this recently?
Have an awesome week!!!