A lot of us tend to raise our hand when something needs to be done. We think to ourselves that it won’t be done correctly or on time unless we step up. Or we think everyone else has so much on their plate that we try to make room on ours. We make excuses to justify ...
juggling time for these new found responsibilities. We get the chores done and help our loved ones out. We bite our tongues and smile as we wake up early and go to bed late, because it’s what we’ve always done. We raise our hands, we always say “yes.”
This year, I’m keeping my hand down. I’m setting boundaries and I don’t have to explain myself or feel bad for it. I know that I am not performing at my best when I’m trying to do 10 things at once. I won’t feel guilty for sitting out, or rescheduling. What’s the worst that could happen if you wait for someone else to raise their hand? You don’t have to do it all and you don’t have to do it alone.
Written by Holly Thompson, Programs Admin for A Motivating Love, dedicated to showing others that #YouAreNotAlone. Holly spends her life growing strong, meaningful connections with friends she calls family. She works as a dental assistant in Frisco, TX.
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