I've made myself a November resolution.
Say NO to everything!
Ok, so not everything. :)
But it is a word I need to practice using more often.
There is just too much going on and it's more than I can handle currently.
I'm exhausted and emotionally/spiritually/physically drained.
I knew I would get to this point when I went back to work at the beginning of August.
I have this ugly tendency to dive in, over extend, get overwhelmed, burn out, step back, accept grace and start all over again.
So lame. One day I pray that I can learn to find balance instead of this crazy cycle.
The first step I'm taking is a detox month.
My goal is to say no to:
- eating out
- internet one entire day each week
- sleep deprivation
- extra social activities**
**meaning I'm not becoming a hermit, but I'll be evaluating case-by-case and only saying yes when it's life-giving and within balance. I'm in desperate need of as much quality family time as I can manage to find.
Ok, I'm excited.
I received some really great advice recently that your priorities are made quite clear by how you spend your time.
So priorities here I come!