Cancel At Least One Thing Today
Today is day 4 of the taking care of you challenge. Welcome back to the series all about Self-Care! Our topic today is Cancel At Least One Thing On Your List Self-Care Tip.
If you have missed any previous posts, you can find them here:
Day 1 - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/why-you-need-to-take-time-for-yourself-our-challenge-for-you
Day 2 - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/why-choose-quiet-and-relaxing-activities-in-your-self-care-challenge
Day 3 - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/why-you-must-start-a-morning-routine-for-your-best-life
So far in this series, you have learned about the importance of self-care, starting a morning routine, some relaxing activities, and how to take more time out for yourself.
Today, we are going to talk about canceling tasks or plans. We believe this is definitely one of the harder things for people to do, but it is also one of the most important.
We are living in an overscheduled society today. Busy for many people is a badge of honour. If you are like most people, you are no stranger to having a schedule with more tasks than time. It can be hard to say no to people, whether it’s your boss, child, neighbor, or friend asking for something. You want to help as much as you can, but sometimes you are stuffing your schedule a little too much, and suffering as a result.
For our challenge today, you are going to think about at least one thing you can cancel from your list entirely.
There are many ways to do this, from practicing saying no to an activity with a friend, family member or social event, or limiting your daily schedule to the essential tasks rather than the “got to” tasks. It might also be something smaller, such as taking a task from your big to-do list off your list completely or push it forward to a later date and then revisit the task to see if it is truly that important. If not cancel it from your list completely.
By doing this, you not only learn how to say no easily, but you free up a little time that can be dedicated to you and your own self-care. As you move forward, consider your schedule when taking on new projects or accepting invites from other people. When I began this practice it was super challenging because I didn't want to disappoint others. What I learned in the process of the practice of saying no and canceling tasks or events that did not make my heart sing is I felt better. Practicing saying no is empowering and over time I have found it to be one of the most important self-care practices that I can do for myself and my best life.
That’s it for today! Tomorrow will be all about gratitude.
If you can find a few minutes to yourself today to practice canceling one thing on your to do list, you will immediately notice what an impact it makes! See you tomorrow.
We appreciate that it never seems as if there are enough hours in the day, but it is so important to make a conscious decision to practice self-care. Taking care of your mind, body and emotional needs will help you be able to live your best life.
You are your best advocate; if you are not taking care of yourself, it is easy to get burned out by all of life's demands. Taking even just 15 minutes a day for yourself to regroup and relax can have a profound impact on your well-being. Self-care begins and ends with you!
We would appreciate hearing from you. Will you accept today's challenge? Share any ideas or comments below.
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