Stop. Listen. Learn.
“I’m sorry, I just can’t do it”
In my 32 years, I’m not sure I’ve ever told anyone that. And, just in the past week, I said it twice. And, both times I felt guilty.
I always help people.
I could be changing a poopy diaper with one hand and talking on the phone with the other, but if someone walked in the room and said, “Kendra, can you hold this?” I would probably try to hold the phone with my foot and hold out my hand.
I was always sure if I didn’t help when someone asked they would think I didn’t like them. Or, that I didn’t want to help. Or, that I was mean. Or, that I thought I was better than them. Of course, then came the worst, I thought, “If I don’t help them they will HATE me!”
After 40 plus days of blogging non-stop, I’ve come to realize I think too damn much.
So, last week, I told myself, “For three months you will not do any extra projects! You are running. You are blogging. You are playing with your kids and husband. That’s it.”
And, I’ll be damned, I actually listened to myself. You should try it too.
When you actually stop and listen is when you learn the most things.