Today’s busy lifestyles often involve career, family, community commitments and if we are lucky, some leisure time.
If you are organized you tend to think that you can tackle all additional new projects with ease. Being over scheduled is now a badge of honor. We tend to be pulled in many directions and it is sometimes difficult to say no to new requests.
This often leads to feeling overwhelmed, stressed, fatigued and sometimes unappreciated.
If you over schedule every minute of the day, week or month you leave no possibility for new opportunities that may arise.
There have been times where I have committed every possible afternoon and evening to meetings or social engagements only to find myself unable to attend a spontaneous event that would have been enjoyable.
For most of us the next few weeks will be filled with hectic errands, shopping, visiting and cooking.
As we approach the holiday season it’s important to remember that it is acceptable to say no to some demands and to make choices that work for you and your family.
Sometimes the best moments are impromptu afternoons playing cards, napping or just watching the clouds go by.