Hey friends! Thanks for all the congrats from yesterday’s post! Your encouragement means the world
The other night I headed over to a nearby city for a speaking engagement. I’d been asked to speak at a sleep apnea meeting about fitness, wellness, and low back pain. This was my first speaking engagement about fitness and health, so I was a little nervous:)
But it went pretty well! They were a very engaging audience and asked so many questions! I talked for about 45 minutes and then did some demonstrations. (I’ll be posting a recap over on Fitconomy soon!
Unfortunately, I got home right around 9…(and drove is a horrible thunderstorm on the way home!)…which meant I missed Glee. I missed GLEE!!! I’ll be watching it online tonight you bet your bootay. Has anyone found it online yet?
The “Yes” Dilemma
Never in my life has my calendar been so colorful. For example, this Saturday from 7-9, there are three different shades in that timeslot.
That’s because I’ve triple booked myself. And don’t even get me started on my Mondays…
It’s the “yes” dilemma. Making plans and putting yourself out there is great. But it’s just as great to tell people “no” once in a while.
I have a hard time telling people “no” – either because I feel that it’s my duty to do what they’ve asked or just because it plain sounds fun! But it can lead to stress. It can lead to emailing people at the last minute admitting that you won’t be able to attend __(fill in blank)___ because you have another obligation.
So from now on, I’m going to abide by the first come first serve MO. If I make plans for something, then it gets to have that entire timeslot. It does not get to share it with work, or a volleyball game, or dinner with a friend, or a training session, or class, orrrrr…
You get the point. So I’m a yes person!
I’m sure there are tons out there who can relate. Feel bad about turning down an invite even when you’ve clearly got something else going on? Besides being stressful, it’s really not fair to your family (and pets, for that matter!) I like to spend the evenings with my husband, but lately it’s been a rarity during the week. And Niko’s used to getting both a morning walk and an evening walk, but lately, a rushed morning speed walk as I try to make it out the door in time is all she gets.
OK I’m not here to complain, I promise;) I’m very thankful for all I’ve got going on. But my point is to encourage everyone (and myself) to use the word “no” every once in a while. You don’t have to take up every offer that comes your way!
Are you a yes person? Does it ever stress you out?