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Learning to say, "I can't do that right now."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm learning to say, occasionally, "No, right now I am doing [this or that] that is requiring all the extra time I have available." I said it the other day to the minister of my church when she asked me if I would be the contact person for the social consciousness raising projects the church is involved with. There's only so much one person can do. Even though I'm only working part-time, it still makes a huge difference in time availability. I have been going along, trying to do almost all of the things I was doing before I started working: I really should be cutting back more. Part of the problem, I guess, is that I tend to consider it an honor to be asked. Although it is good to feel wanted and needed, I think I need to stop looking at it that way, and consider it more of an imposition so I will be more protective of my space and my sanity.

  
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LAVENDERLILY 8/12/2010 6:28PM

    Sometimes we have to consider what is good for us, not someone else. Is it something that you want to do, but don't have the time, then it is all right to say no.

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DBROCK3 8/12/2010 2:51PM

    When asked to do something think of it more as, "is this something I really want to do and am good at?" if not even if you do it, it may feel more like work and be more draining. Although I would consider being asked an honor,I would also remember that in a lot of churches 20% of the people end up doing 80% of the work. If you do say no sometimes it is nice to recommend someone who hasn't helped before and can help. Many blessings to you on your journey. hope what I said made sense!!:)

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Looks like my tomato plants will get some rain

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

There are 4 small grape tomato plants in a sunny spot beside my garage. My dad always grew Ponderosa Tomatoes, and every year he'd say, "Tomatoes have to have lots of water." Since I don't have a hose connected on the outside of my house, I've been giving my little tomatoes some water every day when it hasn't rained; but I always feel better when they get a nice soaking from above.
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Not enough time in a day

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Time flies fast when you're having fun, they say. Well, then I'm having way too much fun. Keeping busy is good for us, and I certainly am doing that! Everyone expects me to keep on doing all the volunteer work I was doing before I started this training program, and I do want to help out - I care about the programs I was helping. Too bad they don't get into this training program so I could be paid for helping them as I am here at the Red Cross office.

  


Planning to go swimming tomorrow

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cecily's pool will feel good tomorrow, I'm certain! I'm enjoying learning the financial system at the Red Cross. Interesting meeting with the Dems this evening.

  


Lying awake worrying is just counter-productive!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The night before last, I woke up at 2:30 in the morning and worried for about 2 hours about things around my house that have broken recently and are going to have to be fixed. As a result, yesterday I felt overwhelmed all day. Not getting enough good sleep doesn't help, it just makes coping more difficult.

  
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LOISRS 7/1/2010 3:37PM

    Take it one step at a time.

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 7/1/2010 1:25PM

    It is horrible when that happens!! I hope you got some sleep

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