I feel like saying no and accepting when is the right time to call it and bail out is so hard to do. I’m not sure if that’s a female, need to please people thing, or just a people thing, but I am constantly struggling with this one. We live in a world that more is more is more; and my life moves so fast around me that sometimes I feel like I am just observing my life move past me. Saying yes to everything only amplifies this feeling, so why is saying no so hard to do?
I am an introvert by nature; I like and need being alone in order to function. This does not mean I don’t love being around people, I definitely get a thrill out of being social and enjoy other humans immensely. It just means that I need time to recharge alone, otherwise I get EXHAUSTED and stressed.
Daily I make sure that I get my morning routine. I wake up pretty early most days (6:00am alarm free) and I go about having coffee, meditating, writing and reading the headlines of the day, and I find that having this consistency every single day to be extremely grounding. It pulls everything into slow motion around me, and prepares me for the madness that is modern life. I also find that exercise is essential – it is just my mind and my body, fighting it out – and that is the perfect wind down for me in the afternoon.