The power of no frees me!
If my schedule is full and someone asks me to do something that I simply cannot do, I tell them no. I avoid the stress of trying to do too much by using a planner and scheduling things appropriately.
If someone asks me to help with something I don't yet know how to do, I explain that someone with the right skills for the task could help them better than I. This stops me from trying to do the impossible and then failing in my commitment.
If I am called upon to miss my time with my family in order to help out someone else, I can politely decline, knowing that my family is my priority. Saying no to others gives me the time I need with my family.
Saying no also provides much-needed time for myself. Meditating, reflecting on my day, and doing the things that I enjoy can rejuvenate me and bring me the energy to be my very best in all areas of my life.
In addition, saying no when I need to enables me to successfully meet the commitments I do make. In turn, people know they can depend on me. If I commit to a task for someone, they will know with certainty that I will follow through.
Today, I choose to be careful with my commitments and only agree to those that I am sure I can accomplish.
- Do I have trouble saying no?
- Am I able to meet all my commitments currently on my schedule?
- How can I reduce my commitments on a regular basis to allow time for my priorities?