Do you know when to say NO?
Anyone who is not completely self absorbed wants to do for others at least some of the time, correct? CORRECT. Everyone wants to succeed in their career which means going above and beyond sometimes, correct? CORRECT. We all have hobbies and interests that we dedicate time to. We all have family and friends that we spend time with. Some spend time in their faith. Others working a second job.
My point is that WE ALL have many areas of our life to spend our energy and time, neither of which are infinite. So, do you know when to say NO? What signals do your body send you when enough is enough?
HOW TO FILL UP YOUR TANK:
- stay around positive people that feed you positive energy
- take “me time” to relax
- enjoy hobbies and activities that make you smile
- overcome a fear or tackle something new and exciting
- get a good nights rest
- enjoy a nice night out with friends
SIGNS OUR TANK IS ON LOW:
- we are exhausted
- we easily become emotional. This could be getting upset easily or angered easily.
- our patience is a ticking time bomb
- our appetite is over or under
- body aches and headaches are becoming more routine
- we are overloading on caffeine
- You start coming down with a cold or a full blown virus
When your tank is showing signs that it is low, it is time to start saying NO! Look at your schedule and prioritize the events. If it is not high on the list start to cancel and reschedule. You need calm right now and freeing up time for you to refill your tank is the best way to achieve this. Saying NO does not make you undependable, unreliable, or selfish. It makes you balanced, more intuitive of your bodys’ needs, and smart. Why does this make you smart? Because if you run your tank into EMPTY it is much harder to fill back up. It’s like a glass of water; if the glass is half full it doesnt take as long to fill it up, but if its empty it will take longer to get it full again.
LEARN TO SAY NO!
I deserve “me time”
Time to refuel
Saying No is okay
My tank can never be empty