I do a lot. A lot.
Doing, helping, being involved in faith, theater, homeschool, and other communities is what keeps me going despite chronic illness and pain.
But recently I have felt that some of my commitments have not been serving me well. It was time to let go of a few things and make room in my life for more self care and family time. Once I let go of these obligations, I knew it was the right choice, as I felt lighter and more free.
In addition, I have found myself saying no to things I normally would have said yes to. Some were opportunities that I would have said yes to in a heartbeat in the past, but took time for careful consideration before declining.
Sometimes we forget that we can't do it all; that saying no is ok; and that a no from us will be an opportunity for someone else.