Priorities: Learning to Say No (Inspired by Tool 17 in Teal Swan’s “Shadows Before Dawn: Finding the Light of Self-Love Through Your Darkest Times”
As I am becoming more grounded and clear on my calling, I am compelled to take stock of the things to which I will say “yes,” and that to which I will say “no.” My list is below. What things are most important to your life?
My list of priorities:
1. Self care- this includes daily mediation (abundance and mindfulness), weekly exercise, at least twice a week, eating healthy, delicious satiating food, reducing sugar and cutting out processed food
2. Family-this includes spending quality time with my children every day, touching base with my husband, as well as spending quality time with him every day
3. Friends-this includes nurturing old and new connections with people in my life, checking in through email and other means
4. My calling-this includes raising awareness of the cycle of psychological wounds, and researching and writing about issues near and dear to my heart
5. Manifesting abundance-this includes having all resources at my disposal without having to earn anything, fostering the belief in the Law of Attraction, and following my bliss
6. Manifesting love-this includes being open to connections with people and allowing them to come into my life in whatever way they happen to arrive
7. Letting my intuition guide my decisions- this includes committing to a meditation routine starting with 20 minutes of mindfulness meditation every day
8. Play-committing to 30 minutes of play each day, be it in the form of dancing, taking a walk, playing with my children, taking a nap, watching a movie, reading a novel, binge watching YouTube videos, or where ever the fancy takes me
9. Rest-one day of rest a week, and no work on evenings and weekends
10. Learning-this means learning a new skill every month; this month, I’m going to learn how to cook high protein, healthy foods using healthy fats and lots of veggies.
My list of No’s:
1. Obligations-this includes doing things because of a perceived or actual duty
Until next time, I wish you all the very best.