“Keep in mind that you are always saying ‘no’ to something. If it isn’t to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.”

–Helen Keller

The daily tasks of life can be so overwhelming that there is little time or energy left over to pursue interests and spend time on things that you truly value. Many people feel burned out and exhausted by their daily routines. Often those I work with express having a nagging feeling of discontent and frequently ask the question “is this all there is?” to life.

We live in a fast-paced, overscheduled world. Procrastination, fear, stress, fatigue, and unrealistic expectations contribute to the pattern of burnout and tendency to say “no” to the things that are most important to us.

What are you constantly saying “no” to? Would you like to find ways to say “yes” to those things that are truly important to you?