While I think we can all agree that traveling the world on an unlimited budget with the ability to pay for friends to join us would be brilliant it’s not everyone’s dream.
Creating a life worth living is something we all want though. Somewhere between learning to thrive and trying to get everything done we often lose sight of the goal though. We start trading our family time for career time. We buy things to make life easier than never quite get around to figuring out how to use them.
While I’m by no means an expert, I had a life experience that stopped my daily routines and knocked me back on my heels. It was an opportunity to take stock and I did. I was able to watch my life without really being apart of it and discovered some surprising things about myself and the world around me.
Our value as human beings isn’t about what we do but about who we are. I get to be Mom, not just because I’ve wiped their snotty noses and sent them to bed but because that’s just who I am. It’s a gift given. Made to be cherished.
Which had me taking stock in a new way. Instead of looking at everything I needed to DO, I started looking for all the ways I needed to stop. I NEEDED to say NO.
Love yourself enough to say NO to projects that will physically exhaust you and take you away from the things and people you love.
Say NO to buying more stuff that turns into clutter. To attitudes that are draining. As hard as it might be, take a good look at the people in your life and learn to tell them NO. Don’t be a lapdog. You’re the star of your own story. Be nothing less than the Hero! (or Heroine)
While this is just one tip, it’s not easy. It’s not impossible though. You can do this. Saying NO might just save your life someday.
Tell me in the comments, “What do you need to say NO to?”
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