I need to read this quote every day.
There is so much truth in it and my over-committing self needs to take a deep breath. I sometimes find myself completely stretched too thin and now is one of those times. I hate saying “no.” Just hate it! “No” sounds so harsh to me. But I’ve learned, “no” can be freeing and a positive thing. I over commit to obligations or events – and not even obligations – that sounds so negative. I over-commit to fun, enjoyable things – things I want to do and help with. But then I’m left scrambling trying to balance them with my other life stuff. And what good does that do anyone?
So today is a day of declutter for me. I am saying no when I can’t find the time and I am re-focusing myself on my Jesus, my family and myself. Yes. Myself. I need me time. Time at the gym, time to clear my head before making dinner, and time to spend in silence. Because I can’t give those first two items my best self if I am not my best self. And Jesus and my family both deserve my best. Not my perfect self. Because we all know both would be waiting forever on that one. But my best self. Not a hurried quiet time just to check it off the list, and not quick bite to eat with my hubby so I can hurry and finish a project. I’m saying no to both of those and I’m saying yes to what really matters. Because I know I can do anything, and for that I am grateful. But knowing I can’t do everything, makes it all more possible.
Is there anything you can declutter from your life?