Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How To Say No

I read an article yesterday about how to say no in three sentences. And just in case, the three of you who read this blog are interested, here is the link to that article. 

This article hit home for me as recently I evaluated the things I have said yes to.

I sat and prayed over those things I am involved and literally asked does this bring me joy? Does it take more time away from my family than I am willing to give? Does it stress me out to be involved? Do I lose slept over it? 

As I started to analyze each club or team that I belonged to and ask those questions, I realized my answers were yes to the majority of them. 

It was at that point I decided to step away from the groups. I can say I took the classy road and thanked each person that asked me to participate and let them know I was taking a step back. 

I didn't totally back out from everything, I kept myself involved in two things. And to be honest I'm still considering those two things. 

My family time and personal time are precious. I do not want to be involved in things that take away from them.

So as the new year moves forward and if the opportunity arises for me to be involved I have decided to be very picky about what I am involved in. 


1 comment:

Beth Cotell said...

I like the part about just saying no without elaborating. This is something I have learned to do the older I get!

And I need to reevaluate some of my volunteer work. I do have some sleepless nights over it and I'm beginning to wonder if I need to change some things!