"Keep in mind that every time you commit to doing something you don't want to do, you are giving up time and energy to do what is important to you. Don't say yes when you want to say no."
On the surface, that sounds simple. I am wrestling with it -- figuring out which additional assignments at work I want to take on and which volunteer commitments I want to take on.
For those of us in the habit of saying yes, we need to retrain our brain. Life coach Rachelle Disbennet-Lee suggests this approach: Try ''thank you for asking. It's a great opportunity, but I'm too booked to do it.'' And then, lose the guilt! Let me know if it works for you.