Fitmark Ambassador Tiffany Gaston explains how to prioritize your lifestyle to keep your sanity
Do you every feel like you are being pulled in several directions at once? Your husband or wife, kids, friends and family all want a piece of you. It can be challenging to turn down people when your plate is full, but this is an art that you should realize sooner than later for the benefit of your own sanity.
Finding yourself lost in a sea of parties, school functions, carpooling, play dates, after school sports and activities, work and events to attend is not uncommon for most families. It is also not uncommon to feel like you need more hours at the end of each day. Prioritizing the important things and learning to say no to the rest is more meaningful than hurtful, you will find. Anyone that doesn’t understand doesn’t have your best intentions at heart anyway.
You will have more time to spend with the people and things that truly matter most to you. Giving an explanation is not necessary, but learning to kindly decline will make you a more positive and productive person in the long run.
No need to harbor feelings of guilt when saying no. Be confident in your decision to spend more quality time elsewhere. It may not be easy to adjust to this new mentality, but trust me, you will be happier for it. It’s time to give yourself a break and put yourself and your needs first. Your and those closest to you will be thankful for it.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013