Sometimes we need to say NO so that we have more time to say YES…
A quote I read this week which helped me reassess a few things. I’ve had a rough couple of weeks with stinking flu which exacerbated my asthma causing me endless problems. Add to that trying to keep on top of my day job, my blog and lifestyle commitments made things come crashing down. I had to take stock of my life and instead of thinking I am Wonder Woman (I wish, have you seen her thighs?!) I had to accept there are just some things which were going to have to stop, even if it meant cheesing off other people.
That was the hard part, backing away from things. I realised I was making my health worse by running around trying to please others and by not taking the necessary time out to actually do what I needed to and focus on my health was only going to be a downhill battle if I didn’t invest the time now. As some of you will know from my previous posts, relaxing is not something I profess to be an expert at, I always think there is something I should be doing and it frustrates me thinking I am wasting my life away sitting doing nothing. What it did do in fact was allow me to reconnect, with myself.
The hard part about saying no is for me, what others will think. How can two letters consume you with guilt and feel like you’re doing a bad thing? What I think is important to remember is that we aren’t required to do everything that people ask us to do and those wonderful people in our world who love, respect and care for us actually do understand on the occasions where we have to say no. I think the biggest thing to remember is that it totally okay to say no sometimes. And this week has been one of those occasions.
It enabled me to relax in ways I don’t get at the moment like a Netflix binge (how good is The Sinner by the way? If you haven’t watched it I recommend. I won’t spoil it but Jessica Biel plays an awesome character), or light the candles, give my chest a rest to allow the medication and inhalers to actually take effect. It seems like such small things but I can’t tell you how happy I have felt waking in my own bed (I travel a lot for work) and knowing I didn’t have to go anywhere or do anything.
Today do something for you!
Well, apart from doing some online shopping! I mean Black Friday and Cyber Monday are you serious? Two whole days to pack the apartment full of Christmas goodies and the odd few things for myself?! What a perfect way to glue me to the sofa, light the candles and love every minute of being home! I just have to share my favourite Black Friday purchase with you…
What Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have you found? Did you shower yourself with a little self-love? I would love to hear about your purchases!
So hey you, yes you…I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.