Updated: Dec 8, 2020
Your well-being, physical and mental, is important. In fact, right now, you would like to make it a priority over the time you spend giving back to your community.
Luckily, we have the tips, tools, and tricks to help you make the shift successfully!
First, it’s time to tell people what you’re doing! Communicate your shift to everyone you trust that will be affected, your family, friends, team, boss, etc. Work with them to put an actionable plan together that can help you achieve your goals. Not only will this let people know what you are trying to accomplish, but they can help hold you accountable when you waver.
When working towards your new goal, make sure you know and set boundaries to avoid being pulled back into old habits. Perhaps, before you decided to make a shift, you would volunteer every weekend or donate all your free time to a local pet shelter. Now, you have new priorities and your time will shift accordingly. Perhaps, from now on, you will only volunteer once a month and dedicate that extra time to taking a yoga class or working on a new skill. Whatever your line is, don’t cross it or allow it to be crossed. Set the boundaries that make sense for you and stick to them!
Knowing when to say no is a huge sanity saver! Most of us say yes, even when we mean no. This is a problem. And also how we get roped into all those things that we really don’t want to do. Get comfortable with saying no! Now that you know where your priorities lie if you are presented with an opportunity that doesn’t align with them, kindly but firmly say no.
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