Do you find yourself saying yes to everything that comes your way and filling up your calendar with non-stop activities?
There are many reasons we women tend to do this, but I think the fear of guilt and disappointment tops the list.
We just don't want to let anyone down.
When we're asked to take part in something or fill a need, we immediately want to comply. We may feel that saying no will cause others to think we don't care.
And then the guilt sets in.
But here's a truth that maybe you haven't considered before: saying yes to one thing is always saying no to something else.
There are so many things we could be doing, much more than we can sanely fit into one day. So we have choices to make.
If saying yes to something is going to take time away from something else, then before you say yes, consider what you're saying no to.
Hold these two things up and ask yourself which one is more important.
A good habit to get into in response to a request is to say something like, "That sounds great, can I get back to you tomorrow about that?"
This will give you some time to think through the very best way you could be filling your time.
It will also help you realize that saying no doesn't mean you don't care. It's simply a wise way to protect your priorities.
Choose to use time wisely,