We are overwhelmed and overcommitted. Our calendars overflow with meetings and after-school activities, volunteering and committees, parties and gatherings and BBQs and playdates.
Many of us, rightly so, nominated 2014 as the year we say no more.
I dig this. In order to slow down and lead a more content and balanced life, we need space and time. A lot of life happens in that space and time. And after all, saying no to one thing means you are free to say yes to another, more essential thing. Or, in fact, to nothing at all.
But no matter how liberating saying “no” can feel, it can also feel…limiting. So today, and this coming weekend, why not think about saying yes?
Say yes to an outdoor stroll (unless you’re currently snowbound. In that case, drink something warm.)
Say yes to watching the clouds.
Say yes to play.
Say yes to cuddles.
Say yes to a smile.
Say yes to jumping in puddles.
Say yes to a good book.
Say yes to a phonecall with an old friend.
Say yes to candlelight.
Say yes to turning off the computer.
Say yes to family movie night and homemade popcorn.
Say yes to wandering aimlessly.
Say yes to an impromptu picnic.
Say yes to baking something delicious.
Say yes to a lingering conversation over tea or coffee. Or wine.
This weekend, say yes to the opportunity to slow. right. down. Even just for ten minutes.