We all want to participate in projects, be engaged in our communities, help other people. All this comes at a cost sometimes it’s a financial cost but more often it’s your time and attention that are being used.
It’s fairly easy to get involve in so many things that there is not time left for our own pursuits perhaps the cooking class you wanted to take or those french lessons that you wanted to sing up or more simply the latest book of you favorite writer.
David Sparks shares a nice way of keeping tabs on things you are saying “yes” to and those you said “no”. To be more mindful of those things simple keep a list for both categories. Then when you’re being asked to take part in something simply check the list before giving your answer. David call this file the “no journal”