As I continue to move through my year of 'reclamation lindy' part of my focus is on making choices that truly make me happy. Sounds easy... but for me, it's been easier to make everyone else happy... even at the expense of my own.
I am getting better at recognizing those behaviors and have adopted strategies that are really working for me... a couple of my faves: -instead of automatically saying 'yes' whenever someone asks me if I can or will or want to.... I take a step back and do not commit right away. I 'check my calendar' and get back to them.... this gives me the nessary time (doesn't need to be long) to take a couple breaths and process whether or not it is something I want to do or is it something I feel that I 'have' to do... the other thing I do, is schedule in time for myself doing things that I want to do... whether riding my bike, relaxing at the lakefront, or organizing my space---I take time to block out time for me.
Life tastes great!!!!