We tend to accept some unintentional, automatic routes in our lives.
Those decisions might be continuing to live where you were born, snoozing your alarm clock every morning, wolfing down dinner in front of a sitcom every night, or guarding your lane from any would-be infiltrators while driving.
We have an opportunity to make radically intentional shifts at any given time.
We don’t have to wait until we are so uncomfortable that we are forced to change, like when the doctor says your heart is going to give out, your partner leaves you, or you lose it at your miserable job and tell your boss exactly where he can go.
Where are you mindlessly saying yes as momentum ticks off the days of your life?
If you really honored what feels right for you, what would you quit?
Some favorite un-missed relics from my no-more pile: bleaching my hair, slacks, earning love, networking events, working late into the night, mandatory meetings, bosses, daily commutes, and toxic people.
Saying no can be as liberating as saying yes, and often just as difficult when breaking out of the easier pattern to live each day of your life intentionally.
“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor