I CAIN'T SAY NO AND I NEED TO LEARN HOW!!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Yesterday I missed something very important to me and I am so angry with myself. It has nothing to do with food, but a commitment to myself and my BLC22 team the Spies. I let them and myself down.
Between volunteering in our Kiwanis food booth for 14 hours over 2 days cooking, driving a friend to 240 miles round trip in Monday, working Tuesday & Wednesday all day, I was completely wiped. Plus taking MIL to the doctor's on Wednesday AM. I had one commitment to myself and I blew it. I am also worried about my health. I am an epileptic and lack of sleep is one of my main triggers for a seizure - which I am proud to say I haven't had in over 6 years.
My team captain has every right to be upset. I let my team down,
I really need to learn how to say NO. To remember to put my health before the needs of others. This will be a difficult but necessary thing for not only my physical health, but my mental well-being. Here is my plan:
1. My health comes first. Make a weekly plan for exercising and also meal planning. That seems to have slipped as well. These are a must.
2. Make sure that I have allotted enough time in my weekly plan for any challenge tasks to ensure they are completed.
3. Limit the number of volunteer activities to 2 per week. No excuses. I am not the only member of my Kiwanis club or the food pantry that I volunteer at. If they don't understand, then it is their problem and mine. I come first.
Three simple (or maybe not) steps I need to follow through for my own well being. And the respect of those how count me to be at my best.