Thursday, November 1, 2012

NOvember.



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:

  • sugar
  • 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!

9 comments:

  1. These are great goals! I used to be terrible at saying no, but have made some changes lately and it's still hard to say no to good things. But I have to trust that by choosing life giving things first, we're making our families a priority.

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  2. I love this! I may have to steal some of these ideas. I especially like the one day a week without internet. :)

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  3. You are awesome! I'm the worst at saying no!

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  4. ooo I 2nd the need for one day a week with no internet! I'm not there yet but think I would come back so refreshed. I need to make it happen!

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  5. i like this.
    i've been trying to be better about saying no when people ask me to do things.
    and not just cause i don't want to - but because my plate is full and then i resent whatever that thing is!

    also, i need to say NO more to sweets and treats more.
    starting that ASAP as well.

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  6. No internet one day a week?!?!?! ARE YOU CRAZY!!!!

    Just kidding. You are more brave than I, my friend.

    Good for you!

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  7. Great goals for NOvember! My motto is to Just Say No. Way (waaaaayyyyy) back I used to take on too much, I have since learned the beauty of saying No and doing what I want. Yes, there are exceptions ... but saying no gets easier and easier. I'm going on almost 15 years of Just Saying NO! :)

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