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I was reading a Feng Shui book and it really delves into not only the clutter in our houses but the clutter in our minds! I was really impressed (review coming soon) but what really got me is that the author started talking about obligations. She asked why do things that we simply do not want to do? I’m just now starting to learn to say no but especially when I don’t have time to do something.
For instance, I’m going to throw my mom under the bus here! My mom is not great with electronics. I normally talk her through whatever she’s doing and hope that my directions are good enough that she’ll get it. The other day she was in a tizzy about Christmas. The sad thing is our family is all over the place. My daughter got a job in Florida and only has two days for vacation. Normal for a new job. Well, my mom just felt that it was horrible that she was spending Christmas by herself. I do too but I live in Louisiana and I’m sure you can imagine airline ticket prices for two days at that time of year! So, although I was in the middle of math homework my mom just says, “Well figure out what we can do!”
Now, I’m normally a pushover. Seriously, I love helping people but not at the expense of school. I did look for about an hour and then had an AHA moment! Why doesn’t she just call Lil (my baby girl) instead of having me scour through stuff that no one wants to do anyway! Plus my aunt lives down there, they can always visit her. I normally do not say no to my mom but I had priorities. I love Lil and I would love to see her but it’s just not feasible right now. (Something Lil and I discussed) I went through my pro’s and con’s and decided that I was going to leave it to them. It’s not like Lil is 6, she’s 22. She’s a big girl even if I do still call her my baby girl. I could have spent an inordinate amount of time searching for things that they weren’t able to or just didn’t want to do! Hours that would have been wasted when I had Math homework staring me in the face (and it was mean too).
Well… all this got me thinking about the blog. I had my calendar SO FULL of stuff every single day that I was no longer having fun. Instead of saying no I was obligating myself to a ton of work that I wasn’t interested in. So… I changed it all around. I gave myself breathing room! As a matter of fact one of my fav authors asked if I had room for her for next month. I was able to say HELLS YES after those changes.
AND I’ve already noticed a huge weight off of my shoulders. I read two books yesterday and was loving life! It wasn’t that I was having a reading slump, I was having a blog slump and didn’t realize how stressed I was making myself!
More on this fabulous book soon! It has really got me thinking about what I allow into my life and what I allow to stress me out. It’s amazing!
What’s your prescription when you want to say no? Do you let people guilt trip you?
ON a side note!!! WALKING DEAD PREMIERS TONIGHT!!!! AHHHHH!!!! 😀 I am sooooo freaking excited. I’m going to make popcorn and glue my eyes to the telly! WOOT WOOT!
- [5 Oct] Sunday Post: Month in Review Edition
- [6 Oct] Book Blitz & Giveaway! Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances Boxed Set
- [6 Oct] Damn Zombies by Patrick MacAdoo ★★★½
- [7 Oct] Book Blitz & Giveaway & Soundtrack! Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith
- [7 Oct] The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing by C. K. Kelly Martin ★★★
- [8 Oct] Moment of Zen! The Colors of Fall
- [9 Oct] Cat Thursday! Getting ready for Halloween!
- [9 Oct] The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman ★★★★★
- [10 Oct] Book Blitz! Day Zero by Summer Lane
- [10 Oct] Gethsemane by R. Douglas Jacobs ★★★★★
- Wonderfully Wicked Read a Thon Oct 17 – 27
- Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon is nearly upon us! Oct 18, 2014!
- Chills and Thrills Read a thon Oct 24 – Oct 31
- All Hallow’s Read – GIVE someone a scary book!
- HO HO HO HOliday Read a thon! Nov 6 – 11
Something I really, really need from Herding Cats & Burning Soup: