Wow. This stopped me in my tracks this week.
If you know me in real life, you know this: I am (mostly) a Yes Girl. I will take it on, make the leap, give it a try, have a go.
Often — far too often — I will be obliging and do what others want me to do, just because I like to be nice. I’m also a hard worker, so this means I have a huge capacity to help out.
So I do, and I do, and I do until … I get tired.
What about you? Are you any good at saying no?
I believe that — most of the time — our fear makes us say NO far too often. And truly, every single one of my blessings has come about when I’ve done things I was scared to do.
Write a book.
Move to Australia.
Start a new job.
Yes, yes, yes, yes.
On the other side of every scared YES, I’ve always found a bigger, stronger, more capable version of myself. Saying YES has been good for me.
But sometimes it’s right to say no.
Are you feeling a little tired? Maybe it’s time for a break. Maybe it’s time for a NO to everyone else, so you can say YES to yourself.
If it’s time for you to rest today, please rest. Give yourself some time to fill up again. The best thing you can offer the world is a full tank and a willing heart.
Enjoy your weekend. Have some fun — rest, rest, rest — and be fun to live with!
PS. I gave my first ABC radio interview! I got the chance to chat with radio celebrity, Rhianna Patrick, about my new book, Love Lie Repeat. You can listen to us here!
Love Lie Repeat is the ABC Radio April Book Club pick for Victoria and Queensland. Yay! It was so much fun being at the ABC studio in Sydney for the first time. My teenagers say I can talk to anybody, at any time, about anything. It’s true. I don’t get nervous; I get happy!
And…I promised recipes all April. I’m not sure if this exactly qualifies, but figs are in season and I want to try this. For dipping chocolate, I use Ghiradelli baking chips from Costco, but any good-quality chocolate (melted carefully) will work.