Oh today I get to talk about one of my favorite posts in this series 5 Weeks to Creating More Time, How Saying No Can Change your Life!
We need to start saying No more!
Eeek! Gasp! Yes I said it, but let’s be honest here, how many of us are so busy pleasing other people (I’m not talking about your husband/wife) that we neglect our own needs, desires and sometimes those of our family? That’s what I thought, It eventually happens at least once to everyone, so now lets move on to the WHY we need to say no a lot more:
You Will Find More Freedom
Once you start saying no, you will start to discover that you suddenly have more time! More time to do things that you love and are meaningful to you and your family. You will have more time to focus on the relationships that really matter, and once you start saying no you will realize which relationships truly matter!
You will have less Stress
Once you start saying No, your stress levels will get cut drastically! Take it from me, I stopped saying yes to every little get together, meeting, and invite I received and accepted only around 7 of them and having most of my weekends free from obligations means more time for doing things and crafts around the house that I love, and means spontaneous fun with my Mr. T!
Your Self-Confidence will go UP
By saying No, you are saying what you already had planned to do at home, or a task you were looking forward to doing in your “free time” is worth something. You are taking control of your life, and while some people may judge you for it something else will happen from those who really matter…
You Get Respect from Others
Saying No, is standing up for the things that are important to you as well, and sometimes you say no to one person because you are already working or planning on doing something for another. Don’t sacrifice quality with quantity, not an easy thing to do in this world right now when everything revolves around how much you can do, but it is well worth it.
You Start to Create the Life you Really Want
You’ve been saying yes to everything and everyone so long that art project you were working on has been half finished for 2 years, that book you were completely in love with remains unfinished in the corner, if you think about it I bet you can pick a few things right away that have been put on hold due to you saying yes to so many people and obligations. Well now it’s time to get back to what and who brings you real joy in your life!
It is time we started to reclaim our lives. This year I’ve learned I’ve spent to much time on things and people that aren’t deserving of it, and by doing that my relationships and hobbies that REALLY matter are getting the time they need and deserve! And by doing so my happiness has only increased and keeps increasing, and my stress is becoming less and less. It’s a hard process to start, but once you do you won’t stop! 🙂