I am bringing this up, because I will not finish the to-do items on my list today. I gave myself the job of inputting the remaining applications for the upcoming fine arts and craft fair that I am organizing. I want to be finished for tomorrow. I had tweeted about wanting to blog, read some blogs, and maybe even crochet afterwards. That is my "job" after all. It's also beautiful out, the greenhouse plants can be watered, and there's that pile of dishes which is now probably growing something... I really should wash them. Gag. My window of time is closing in, and before I know it, I'll be running to get dinner, Kiddo to baseball practice, and then maybe, if no one is melting, we'll hit the school carnival. We will come home exhausted.
|Crochet is my "work"|
I am learning to say no. Over the years, you either burn out or learn that magic word. We are only human beings (not beans... more funny doll ideas), and can't be expected (by ourselves or others) to run 20 hours out of the day to finish all of the tasks. It's not possible. Crashing always follows that sort of trying. Crashing is bad.
Learn how to say no. A lot. Do it. Learn how to say no to yourself. I'm the worst person to dole out that advice, but I'm being mindful of my capabilities. Learn how to say no to others. Most people would rather the honestly, rather than having to drag your butt through whatever it is anyway.
I'm leaving you with this funny picture of my cat and dog. They are quite the pair. If you need a better fiber fix, head on over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder.
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