I was going to participate in What I Meant to Say Wednesday, created by Chief. However, the more I thought about it, the more I remembered that I'm pretty direct and honest, for the most part, so I'm not going that route. Instead, I'm going to ask you a question. Resolutions aside, what will you say "No" to this year?
I think lot of people need to "just say no" more often. You know who you are; you listen on the phone for several minutes before hanging up on phone solicitors, can't turn down committee positions or refuse extra duties at work for which you are not paid. You hear yourself saying "yes" when you really mean "no," because you just don't want to risk hurting someone's feelings or making them think that you're You could benefit from saying "no" more often.
I'm actually pretty good at saying no; I have a great handle on how to take care of myself and will not feel pressured by anyone to say yes when I am really screaming "Nooooooo!" inside (unless you count agreeing to drive 20 minutes to pick Kendall up from a friend's house or something.) I think it's important to say no sometimes; it's liberating and a nice way to take care of yourself. (Let me know if you need help with this!)
I didn't always have this ability, and I have some baggage to show for it, but I'm a big girl now. So this year, I plan to say "No" if anyone asks me if I'd like to add a fifth committee to my list of involvements, I'll say no to things I can't afford, and I'll say no to dusting.
How about you? What will you say "No" to this year?