I couldn’t help but laugh at the first couple months of 2017. When reflecting on 2016, and looking forward to a clean, fresh year, I said (several times), “The next year is going to be so quiet, relaxed and fun.” While it has been, and will hopefully be, fun I would not use quiet nor relaxed to describe the beginning of this year.
I can’t remember where I read or heard it, but it was said to replace the word “busy” with “full” when referring to your schedule. I have done that periodically and it has changed a lot of things in my mind.
This is one of those weeks that I am feeling completely and utterly drained…and it’s only Monday! I went into this week feeling like there was no way I was going to get through it all. I am starting up my second term of fall courses, I have a couple photo shoots to do editing for, and I have more photo shoots coming up. This is on top of my part-time jobs and previous appointments and hangouts I have scheduled.
Saying “no” shouldn’t be a guilt thing. It shouldn’t need to be followed be an explanation or reason. Saying “no” is a freedom we have in human relationships. It’s probably one of the most difficult things to learn in life though. Here are some thoughts and steps to being a better no-sayer.