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I Do Too Muchh!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I never seem to have anytime for myself. I am constantly volunteering to help some organization with something. Don't get me wrong, I enjoying helping others, but I have a BAD habit of over committing myself. I have a hard time saying no. It is something I try to work on and will do better for a while, but then I fall right back into my old habits and take on too much. It seems like the only time I get a break is when I'm sick and who enjoys that. I think it's time to make an effort to take more time for myself and to be pickier about what I take on.
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    Thanks for the comments everyone. OSDOWNS, I had my surgery a year ago tomorrow. I have lost 120+ lbs so far. I want to loose another 30 or so, we will see what my body lets me do. Then comes the hard part, keeping it off!
    1920 days ago
    When you have your surgery you will HAVE to take time for yourself. You will be getting used to a new way of eating, moving, etc. and even though you will have increased energy you don't want to go back to this habit. Remember use moderation-even with helping others.
    1924 days ago
    Believe me... it gets easier with practice. I've learned to say... "Hmmm... let me get back to you on that, I have to check my to-do list to see if I'm free then." Then say no more, no apology, no explanation... nothing but a smile. Let them volunteer the next sentence. If needs be, if they try to guilt you into it, just repeat this... "Like I said, I'll have to get back to you on that." These people will have found some one else that can't say NO, by time you get back to them. Don't feel guilty for looking after yourself; they do! Practice makes perfect. Thanks for adding me as a friend, I'll do likewise.... emoticon emoticon
    1925 days ago
    Yes, you really need to take time for you. It is very important. IF you spread yourself too thin, then you are not giving your all to the people you want to help. I hope it becomes easier to take that time for you.

    1925 days ago
    Try reading Louis Hay "How to heal your life"
    1925 days ago
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