I have this ongoing problem. Time. There is never enough of it for me to do everything I want to be doing. I take on too much and say yes too often.
My husband is the same way. What can I say? We love living life and we tend to pack it all in as much as possible. But there is a great divide between packing it all in and choosing to do less so you can truly savor the things you love. I'm working on it.
For example, I've accepted failure for our garden this year. Every year just when our garden is getting established we leave town for a week and it gets fried. We even pay someone to come and water but it doesn't matter. This year it was particularly fried when we returned. And on top of that we have rabbits and raccoons coming every night and eating absolutely everything that is left. All the tomatoes are gone. Even the squash has been eaten! We've tried everything short of putting fencing all the way around it but we aren't going to do that this year. So I'm walking away from the garden and a weight is lifted.
I also sold one of my craft websites this week. I don't have the time I'd like to give to it and I know in someone else's hands it can grow into an amazing resource. I'm a little sad to lose all the little drawings I did for the logo and buttons on the site though, seeing them just makes me want to draw!
I also have accepted that we won't be painting our patio, doing any landscaping in the front yard or a multitude of other things I could be cramming into our weekends. And this is okay. There will come a time for all of it eventually.
Do you take on too much? How do you know when/what to scale back?
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