Time vs. schedule

Learning to say “no”
It was recently suggested to me that I need to learn how to say “no” more often. There are certain types of relationships in which I feel the necessity to over extend myself and over indulge the other person. I admire the other person or need something from them. It feels as though my normal way of doing things isn’t quite enough to attract that person.

Paying attention
I’m trying to be more aware of this tendency before I experience overwhelm due to my precious free time having evaporated. When this happens, I become resentful and I can’t understand where all the time went. I’m owning up to the fact that it has been of my own doing all along.

My first inkling
I literally felt like I had blown out my intuition. I felt boxed in and frustrated. It seemed like no matter how much time I had in my schedule, I didn’t have enough time for what I needed in terms of downtime and creativity. Managing time isn’t just about scheduling, it is also about setting boundaries and being authentic in one’s relationships.

Violinist Linda Beers is the creator of the Inspiration for Violinists, a 50 card deck. Each card has a unique image and text inspiring musicianship, mindfulness and spirituality.

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