If your calendar doesn’t have a lot of white spaces, chances are you’re the kind of person who likes to keep busy and lend a hand when asked. But while saying “yes” to every request or opportunity may feel like the right thing to do, who does it benefit if you end up feeling too burnt out to help out or even just enjoy yourself? No one, least of all yourself! To be your best self, you will need to be choosy and prioritize the work that means the most to you and your time.
In this episode, Kelly discusses the risks of saying “yes” to every opportunity, why you need to save some time for yourself, and how the more opportunities you take advantage of means the more you have to decline.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
– The pitfalls of being a “Yes-a-holic.”
– How it’s possible to wear yourself out on behalf of others.
– A “Joyful Yes” vs. a “Guilty Yes.”
– Why giving something up can mean giving someone else a good opportunity.
– Kelly’s cathartic and silly method for recognizing the time available to her.
“There are all of these unlimited opportunities in our lives and it’s really up to us to pick and choose the things that really matter and just let the rest go.”
“If it’s too much, it’s okay to say no.”
“There’s so many things we can do. We have time.”
“A yes given grudgingly, or a guilty no, do not have the same energy as ‘Hell Yes’.”
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